Rimauresq Cru Classé Rouge, Côtes de Provence (6 Bottle Case)

France

 

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As in many Provençale vineyards, rosé dominates production at Rimauresq, but stunning reds are also crafted here. All bunches are de-stemmed, except in the case of those which are fermented through carbonic maceration. The winemaking techniques used aim to achieve an optimal extraction of flavours and tannins (total or partial carbonic maceration, cold pre-ferment maceration). The reds are fermented at a controlled temperature in a sealed tank, being racked and pumped every day to submerge the cap, allowing the extraction of the polyphenols and aromas. After fermentation the wines are macerated by daily plunging/rack and return in order to achieve optimal extraction. Part of the blend is then aged in oak barrels (600L demi-muids, French oak, average toast) for 10 to 14 months. A light filtering is done prior to bottling. The blend is 62% Syrah, 23% Carignan and 14% Grenache and 1% Mourvèdre.

The nose is inviting with wonderful redcurrant, plum and blackberry aromas with hints of black pepper. The palate has more concentrated fruit: blackberry, redcurrant and tart blackcurrants, a velvety mouthfeel and structure as well as freshness and a tasty, chewy texture.

A fabulous partner to roast lamb, young game, dishes rich in Provençale herbs and roast Mediterranean vegetables.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: France
Region: Provence
Grapes: Syrah 59% Mourvedre 23% Carignan 15%
ABV: 13.5%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2016/17
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Awards: 2014: Vintage Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Bronze
2013 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Gold  
2011 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Silver
2011 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Silver
2011 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 – Silver 
2009 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
2009 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze

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