~ "Confidences", Domaine Fontaine du Clos - AOP Côtes du Rhône ~

APPELLATION AOP Côtes du Rhône

CÉPAGE 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

COULEUR Rouge

PAYS FRANCE

RÉGION Rhone Valley, France

DOMAINE Fontaine du Clos- Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras, Vaucluse

BRONZE Medal IWSC 2014 88/100 Jeb DUNNUCK for WINE ADVOCATE 2014

Varietals:
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

Terroir:
Stony and calcareous-clayey soil of the “Garrigues”

Vinification:
The two varieties are vinified separately.
The Grenache grapes are harvested by end September at full maturity.
Traditional vinification, then the wine is aged in tank on fine lies during 3 months to keep the fruit.
Syrah: the grapes are harvested by mid-September. Traditional vinification, then aged in tank on fines lies during 3 months before blending with Grenache and bottling.

Tasting notes:
View: Brilliant with garnet tints.
Nose: Delicate first nose of peony, then white pepper and cherry note. 
Mouth: Nice balance on the palate with grainy tannins and a chocolate finish. A crisp wine, very pleasant.

Food recommendations:
Serve with red meat, cheeses, will perfectly match the « Provençale cooking »

Alc/Vol: 13.5°C
Serving temperature: 16/18°C
To drink within 3 to 5 years