In the 17th century “Côte du Rhône” was the name of an administrative district in the Viguerie D’Uzès (in the Department of Gard) reputed for its wines. It was not until the middle of the 19th Century that the Côte du Rhône took on the name Côtes du Rhône, due to the inclusion of the Vineyards located on the other bank of the Rhône.
The grapes are de-stemmed and then left to macerate for 15 to 21 days depending on the vats. During the pressing operation the juice is selected and separated according to quality. In winter the malolactic fermentation takes over.
Subtle hints of black fruit and spices.
A warm, powerful wine combining flavors of mild spices, black olives and stone fruits. Ample and generous, with velvety tannins and a very long finish.