Côtes du Rhône, Cave de la Visitation, 2018
This appellation comes with many different terroirs and grape varieties.
This cuvee combines a selection of fine terroirs of the Rhone Valley that produce supple and fleshy wines. They harvest the grapes once they have reached full ripeness. They vinify the grapes separately, as tradition has it. Vatting lasts 2 to 3 weeks depending on the grape varieties and after the devatting, wines will go through their malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and are subsequently matured on fines lees for approximately 8 months.
There have been vineyards in the Rhone Valley since Antiquity. Number of archeological findings dating back to the Romans come as evidence of it. In the Middle Ages, the influence of the Catholic Church has allowed the Rhone vineyards to thrive, putting the great Terroirs of the Rhone Valley in the limelight. The wine of Condrieu was at the time used as sacramental wine, aged in the underground galeries that run underneath the village. The wine range of Cave de la Visitation pays tribute to that legacy of wine-making and ageing, a legacy that has in time put forth the strong identity of the wines of the Northern Rhone.
Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre are the 3 grape varieties of this Gourmand Cotes du Rhone.
As a result the wine reveals a particular structure, freshness and character.
Tasting Notes: An intense robe with ruby highlights. An expressive ripe-berries nose that gives way to spicy and jammy hints. The ample and spicy palate has a fresh and fruity finish.