Vineyard and Vinification Note
100% Estate grown fruit from L’Aventure Vineyard Very, very low yield: 1 ton per acre for Mourvedre, 2 tons per acre for Grenache and Syrah (with 2100 vines per acre)
40% new French oak and 60% 1-year-old French oak with malolactic fermentation in barrel
No fining, no filtering
Length of ageing: 14 months Drink: 15 +years
Intensely floral nose of violets, jasmine, and soft red fruit. A firm attack of vinous, mineral, citrus and soft, round, red fruit. Brilliant Syrah flavours. Smoky, peppery, toasty finish with cardamom notes. Vegan.
A blend of 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2013 Cote a Cote is a classic Rhone blend from Paso that has lots of blackberry, cassis, ground pepper and damp earth aromatics, full-bodied richness and both good acidity and tannic grip. Showing more complex floral characteristics and chalky minerality with time in the glass, it can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. 94 Points Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate- August 2015
Perfect partner to meat. Lamb tagine, leg of lamb, ribeye-steaks, boeuf Provencal. Also pairs well with meaty fish such as monkfish in a red wine sauce and pasta with meat sauce.