Côtes du Rhône, ‘Blason’ Les Vignerons d’Estézargues

£10.00

Description

Founded in 1965, Les Vignerons d’Estézargues is located in the Gard département on the ‘wrong’ side of the Rhône, about 12 miles west of Avignon. It handles fruit sourced from almost 400 hectares of vines, mostly classified as either Côtes du Rhône or Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues. Only natural yeast fermentations are employed and sulphur levels are kept to an absolute minimum. Neither is there any fining or filtration on any of the red wines. Being one of the warmer pockets of the southern Rhône, the vines tend not to be under too much threat from rot and the crop arrives at the cellar in a healthy condition, which helps negate the use of additives; the natural alcohol and tannins within the wines adding to their stability. In this GSM blend – Grenache (50%), Syrah (30%), Mourvèdre (20%) – there’s plenty of pepper and spice notes, a touch of liquorice and sweet fruit.

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