AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages is an appellation of the southern Côtes -du- Rhône is found on four departments: Ardèche , Drôme , Gard and Vaucluse.
It is divided into two : Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC regional . AOC Côtes du Rhône villages with common name . The choice of varieties. Climatic conditions but also the nature of the soil have influenced their implementation. Each variety brings its qualities and , combined with others, can achieve balance and harmony.
reds , Grenache grape , offers fruitiness , warmth and roundness. Syrah and Mourvèdre give the wine spicy aromas , color and supported suited to aging structure. Cinsault brings finesse and allows for making rosé wines and fruity first .
White wines aromas and freshness thanks to the blend of different grape varieties such as Bourboulenc , Grenache Blanc , Roussanne , Marsanne , Clairette and / or Viognier .
proposal winemakers , a new Appellation decree was adopted in 1996 whose purpose is to strengthen the typical wines of the Côtes -du- Rhône . For red and rosé wines, grenache must represent at least 40 % of the plantings ( other than wine produced in the northern part based syrah ) . Similarly, for white wines , 80 % of the plantings are represented by: . Grenache Blanc , Clairette, Marsanne , Roussanne , Viognier and Bourboulenc
Côtes-du-Rhône blanc millésime 2018
Light golden yellow with green highlights. The nose is very expressive on exotic aromas, lemon, flowers, with a plant key.The mouth is very pleasant on the same impressions.Beautiful long, fresh finish.
Côtes du Rhône millésime 2017
A beautiful vintage that this vintage Les Clapas. A nose with fruity aromas, spicy with notes of almonds. In the mouth, red fruits and hints of rosemary and spices. A beautiful blend made from Grenache and Syrah grapes.
The nose reveals notes of garrigue and black cherries. The palate is intense with supple tannins. This wine is concentrated and charming.Each label is unique: the "L" is never the same colour, hence the name "L'Unique".
The nose has aromas of apricot, citrus, peach and vanilla. On the palate, freshness, crisp acidity and flavors of citrus fruits and peaches. A beautiful, persistent finish. A good idea to accompany a sole at La Meunière.