Rasteau Red 2017

Black fruits, garrigue and cocoa ... a complex and structured wine.

Story

The wine
Since 2006, the Quiot family, charmed by the Dentelles de Montmirail and its products of character, has owned the Château du Trignon in order to perpetuate it, while expanding it by 10 ha of Vacqueyras and a few hectares of Beaumes-de-Venise.
“Respectful of our achievements but rich in our winegrowing knowledge, we have adopted this land, whose singularity fits in with all of our other properties, with the same concern for tradition, quality and adaptation.”
Location
Since 2010, the Rasteau cru has been recognized as an AOC (before, Rasteau was a Côtes du Rhône Villages with the name of a town). Rasteau wines are generally marked by aromas of very ripe red and black fruits, nuanced by light scents of garrigue. On the palate, spicy notes of cocoa, liquorice and leather enrich the palate.
Terroir
The AOC Rasteau landscape is made up of hills, vineyards and plains where the Ouvèze River meanders. The vineyard extends over the entire Rastelan territory and does not exceed 360m in altitude. To the north, a landscape of gentle hills hollows out of valleys to form the famous spurs. To the south, old terraces stretch their slopes, thus diversifying the relief.
Our unique plot in Rasteau is located on a terroir of red clay and small pebbles.
Vinification
Total de-stemming. Vatting time : 17 to 21 days. Matured in vats and "foudres".
Varietals
Grenache
Mourvèdre

Advice

Serving
The ideal tasting temperature to fully enjoy all the aromas is between 14 and 16 degrees.
Ageing potential
5 years, 5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
Dark and deep garnet color. Ripe berries, Provencal herbs. Balance between body and freshness. Final of spices and undergrowth. Rasteau wines are very popular in their youth but they are also known to be great wines to keep, to be tasted after 8 to 10 years...
Food and wine pairings
Game birds, rack of pork, lamb chops
Recipes

Reviews

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