Domaine La Florane
"Guillaume de Rouville" Côtes du Rhône Villages St-Maurice Rouge 2020
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95% Syrah, 5% Grenache
Organic and biodynamic
Supremely engaging, classy layers of chocolate covered cherries.
93 Robert Parker
Tasting notes: A high percentage of Syrah brings fresh perfumed aromas to the wine, and the high altitude at which the Syrah is grown makes it approximate Northern Rhône richness and complexity. Very layered wine, each sip reveals dark and milk chocolate notes underpinned by a cherry juiciness. Sensual and full-bodied, finishing off with some minerality and espresso.
Drink with: Superb on its own, also fantastic with anything grilled on Mediterranean in flavours, tomato sauce pasta, oregano, sage, rosemary and thyme. Serve at 18C.
Winemaking notes: From vines grown in chalk-rich soils at 400m of altitude on a northern hillside. Grapes with stems are fermented in a cone shaped wooden vat, and the wine is aged in large oak barrels for about 18 months.