The 2016 ‘Libération de Paris’ Côtes du Rhône is a blend of the aromatic, smooth Grenache grape with Syrah for its length and power and Mourvèdre for its fine tannins.
The fruit is sourced from 2 different areas, vines that were grown on slopes that are protected from the Mistral wind at an altitude of 300m in the Drôme department where the stony marl-based soil yields classy, harmonious, powerful wines, along with vines that were grown on the flatlands in the Gard department in predominantly sandy soils where the Grenache grape can express itself fully and lend the wine its aromatic complexity and smoothness.
After the grapes were harvested, the juice underwent a 15 to 18-day fermentation period with regular pumping over as well as rack and return. The barrel-aged Mourvèdre adds a subtle touch of complexity.
An attractive Rhône wine with strawberry fruit character and smoky, peppery notes finishing on long, harmonious tannins. Enjoy slightly chilled, with meats in sauce, Mediterranean dishes, marinated game, and cheeses.