2010 Domaine La Colliere Rasteau
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar
"Rasteau - the only place in the Rhone where grey and brown clay overlap - more rustic but also more complex. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. No oak. Deep crimson. Darker and more savoury than many. Peppery too. Then juicy and red fruited on the mid palate. Surprisingly silky. Moderate length. Drink 2013-2018. (JH)" 16 out of 20 stars, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (12/11)
"Domaine la Colliere is a small family estate founded by Georges Perrot. He began bottling his own wine in 2002, renting some cellar space from Andre Romero of Domaine Soumade fame. Prior to 2002, all the juice went to one of the big negociants. Reknown Rhone enologist, Philippe Cambie, consults on the project, which is already receiving rave reviews from the press."
"Robert Parker says, 'This unheralded estate is making fabulous wines from their 62 acres of vines spread throughout Rasteau and the surrounding Cotes du Rhone appellation. Proprietor Georges Perrot utilizes the services of the enormously talented Philippe Cambie, and, as one might expect, these are full-flavored, wonderfully pure, complex wines that respect their appellation.'" -Importer
"Vineyards: An assembly of parcels in Rasteau, with an average yield of 38 hl/ha. Farming: Practicing organic. Age of Vines: 50 years old. Aging: Aged in cuve beton (concrete) for 2 winters." -Importer