Légende des Toques, AOC Côtes du Rhône, Rouge, 2018

Presentation

The wine
Good food and wine are essential parts of the the much-envied French lifestyle. Our « Légende des Toques » Côtes du Rhône is based on the experience of several generations of artisan winegrowers and reflects the expertise of our cellarmaster and that of famous chefs. Every vintage, these chefs are invited to take part in blending wines from various terroirs and grape varieties to make a delicious, polished, elegant wine typical of the Rhone Valley.
Terroir
The terroirs that produce our Côtes-du-Rhône consist mainly of limestone soil with clay subsoil, which accounts for the wine’s rich character.
Vinification
Short cold pre-fermentation maceration locks in fresh fruit aromas. Fermentation takes place at 25°C and is conducted in such a way as to enhance this intrinsic fruitiness. Pumping over is done twice a day, and can alternate with rack and return.
Maturing
The wine is aged in concrete vats with regular racking until bottling in spring.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 73%
Carignan : 6%
Syrah : 19%
Cinsault : 1%
Mourvedre : 1%

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Elegant, delicate bouquet. Soft and rich on the palate. The tannin is discreet and melts in the mouth, especially on the finish.
Food pairing
This wine partners beautifully with chicken gourmet, salads, and delicatessen dishes.

Reviews and Awards

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