2015 Grande Bellane Cotes Du Rhone Valreas
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar
A wonderfully rich, spicy full bodied red wine with delightful aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and wild herbs from grapes grown at one of the highest elevations in the Southern Rhône – 400 meters. Grapes are harvested at their optimum maturity in order to optimize the concentration and a soft tannin structure. The fruit is immediately destemmed and gently crushed. Controlled temperature fermentation for 3 weeks with only native yeasts to ensure a soft tannin, color and flavor extraction from the skins.