Aeria, Cru Rasteau, Rouge, 2018

Story

The wine
The enchantment of the Rasteau terroir is enhanced by mythical natural forces. Aeria, the wind goddess, protects the vineyards and ensures that the grapes ripen perfectly, vintage after vintage. Our artisan winegrowers respect their terroir and its traditions, acting in perfect symbiosis with natural elements like the Mistral wind and the plentiful sunshiune of the South of France.
Terroir
Situated in the North of Vaucluse, the vineyard turns due south shielded from the Mistral. Vineyards extend over a relief of hillsides on the grounds of stoneware of rolled pebbles and more in-depth clays.
Vinification
The traditional fermentation takes 20 days.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 50%
Syrah : 35%
Mourvèdre : 15%

Advice

Tasting notes
This wine has a beautiful garnet-red colour with intense purplish highlights. It also features a very attractive nose of ripe red and black fruits, as well as sweet spices.
Food pairing
Perfect with red meat, such as grilled steak, cheese as roasted camembert.

Reviews

88-90/100
"The 2018 Rasteau Aeria should be an impressive, most likely outstanding, Rasteau. It’s a medium to full-bodied, tannic barrel sample that has lots of chocolatey dark fruits and bouquet garni notes as well as plenty of texture and depth on the plate. it’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and drink nicely for 7-8 years or so."
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88-90/100
"A small portion (15%) of the 2018 Rasteau Aeria will spend a year in oak, while the rest is aged in tank. it's riper in style than the Terroir Daronton bottling but not necessarily better, with black cherry notes carried on a full-bodied palate and a bed of plush tannins."
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