Héritage, AOC Côtes du Rhône, Rouge, 2017

Presentation

The wine
This wine pays tribute to our founding fathers. These forward-looking pioneers created our cellars in the 1950s. Héritage Rhonéa is the quintessence of Côtes du Rhône, epitomising tradition, the sharing of expertise, and handcrafted wine. This cuvée is made with premium Rhone Valley grape varieties (predominantly Grenache and Syrah), whose exact proportions are a well-kept secret !
Terroir
Mainly produced from vines in the Dentelles de Montmirail, Héritage Rhonéa is a blend of wines from various terroirs and terraces with claylimestone soil mixed with zaffer and river stones.
Vinification
Fermentation takes 2-3 weeks. This is done gently, at a cool temperature to retain freshness and aromatic expression. Our cellarmasters work hard to bring out all the richness and structure this fine Côtes du Rhône has to offer.
Maturing
The wine is aged for 6 months and left to rest for a further 6 months before bottling to soften the tannin and provide depth.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Showing beautiful minerality, this wine has intense aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry that come from Beaumes de Venise, and somewhat wild overtones of garrigue that come from Vacqueyras. This is a deep, round, silky wine with beautiful concentration and richness.
Food pairing
Perfect with red and white meats, cream-based sauces, and characterful cheeses.

Reviews and Awards

Médaille d'Or
17/20