Brotte La Grivelière Côtes du Rhône AOC

Brotte

VARIETALS

5% Carignan

80% Grenache

5% Mourvedre

10% Syrah

APPELLATION

Rhone, France

 

Brotte La Grivelière Côtes du Rhône AOC

Côtes du Rhône is overpopulated with Thrush birds, or Grive in French, that devour the grapes in the vineyards when ripe. La Grivelière is a blend of native grapes cultivated in south-central France along the Rhône River. Well-balanced with aromas of red fruits and spices with mild hints of vanilla and earth. Rich, full-bodied and round in the mouth. The finish is long with mild tannins. Each varietal is fermented separately in concrete tanks, then aged in a combination of concrete and oak for 6 months, followed by 18 months in bottle.

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2009

Wine Spectator

A bright, high-toned style, offering cherry, floral and roasted vanilla notes, with a tightly grained finish. Drink now.   -J. Molesworth, July 2011