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Chateau Rochecolombe Cotes du Rhone

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A big wine, this is your chance to try it in its pure, unadultareted state.

What Am I?

Delicious C么tes du Rh么ne from our friends at Rochecolombe.

  • Details: 2021 | 75cl | 14.5%
  • Style: Red - Medium (3/5)
  • Origin:聽馃嚝馃嚪 Chateau Rochecolombe, Rh么ne Valley, France
  • Grapes: Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz

Taste: Damson plum, warm spice
Aroma: Aromatic red fruits, Liquorice

Description

A nose of blackberry damson and a hint of wild scrubland herbs. The palate is equally inviting with dark fruit and notes of liquorice and spice.

About the Estate

Ch芒teau Rochecolombe, located near Bourg Saint And茅ol in the southern Rh么ne, has been owned and run by the same Belgian family for four generations. Today it is Roland Terrasse, the grandson, who has his hands on the reins. Originally purchased by Roland's grand-father Robert Herberigs in 1925, the estate was primarily focused on the cultivation of apricots, with only a small acreage of vines. Just after the Second World war, Robert's son Gilbert decided to convert entirely to vineyards. During the first 15 years all the fruit was delivered to the local Saint And茅ol co-operative and to a local negociant. Since then the production has been safeguarded solely for their own production. The focus is on quality throughout, both in the organically-certified vineyards and the cellar. The estate has been certified organic by Agence Bio (AB) for 10 years. Today there are 30 hectares of vines in production, planted on three different soil types, but all a variation on the classic Rh么ne clay/limestone theme. Facing south-east, the vines benefit from maximum sun exposure. Roland's red wines are based on Grenache and Syrah, with Viognier the focus for the white. Low-yielding old vines contribute greatly to the depth of flavour and intrinsic quality of Roland's two red wine cuv茅es. His team are dedicated to ensuring that the wines express their southern Rhone heritage to the best advantage possible.
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