Andezon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2018

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Tasting Notes

This Mediterranean red begins with aromas of wild berries, black cherries, cocoa and dried herbs. On the palate, similar flavors continue along with medium weight density blackberries, tart currants and black cap raspberries. It is juicy with medium tannins.

Les Vignerons d’Estézargues is a co-operative in the small town of Estézargues which is located near Avignon. The co-op is truly unique in the wine world. All over France the co-ops still play a very important role in the production and sale of wine. They receive grapes from members and then make wine from them in large batches from many different vineyards blended together with the focus on producing wine in bulk rather than quality. Les Vignerons d’Estézargues takes a fundamentally different approach; starting in 1995 the ten different growers in this co-op began to vinify their wine separately and make single cuvées from their best plots. On the heels of the single cuvée project, Les Vignerons d’Estézargues began to practice natural winemaking – possibly one of the only co-ops in the world to do so. They use no cultured yeasts, no filtering, no fining and no enzymes during vinification or aging and only add a small amount of SO2 at bottling. They produce both site-specific wines such as Domaine d’Andezon or old-vine cuvées blended from the site-specific wines after fermentation is complete like La Granacha. 

Grapes for this wine come from 30-60 year old vines. The wine is aged in tank for about 5 months.

 

FOOD PAIRING

Pair with lamb, roasted or stewed, braised rabbit, or roasted game birds. On the less exotic side, try pot au feu, mushroom dishes, baked eggplant, roasted root vegetables, roast chicken, or a really great burger (veggie or meat).

 

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Chicken/Turkey, Duck, Grilled preparations, Lamb, Pizza, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tapas, Wild Game

Color:
Red
Origin:
France , Cotes Du Rhone
Grape Varietal:
Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache/Garnacha
Eco-friendly:
Sustainable
Price:
$17.00 each
  bottle(s)