Rasteau benefits from the peculiar Southern Rhône climate. For the most part the Grenache is facing south and protected from the mistral, enabling it to mature particularly well. The wine develops aromas of figs, dark chocolate and a texture typical of the appellation.
The 2014 vintage is surprising for the region. It is characterised by a mild, damp winter, a hot and dry spring and a temperate and humid summer. An unusual year, a winemaker year. Bud break was very early, flowering took place in ideal conditions and fruit set was excellent, especially on Grenache. However, work in the vineyard and rigorous monitoring of the vineyard until harvest were necessary with wet months of July and August, favouring the vegetative growth.
Our Rasteau L'Andéol is a delightful wine that will pair well with traditional hearty cuisine. You can age it for 6-7 years.
A 2 hectare vineyard that we farm with south facing terraces, protected from the Mistral.
Old terraces of gravel on sand and Pliocene clay.
90% in stainless steel, 10% in Foudres. Ageing for 6 months before bottling.
A balanced vintage, the wines are already showing great potential. Complex nose (notes of blackberry and cherry), rich and elegant. The tannic texture is structured giving a nice vintage that will age. The 2014 will be aged in big oak barrels.
Serve in big glasses at 18°C.
Reviews and Awards
• Note: 87/100
Wine Advocate - 01/03/2016The 2014 Rasteau (100% Grenache) is medium-bodied and lively, with bright acidity giving plenty of cut to its mulberry, blackberry, wet herb and mineral-laced aromas and avors. Drink this mid-weight, enjoyable e ort over the coming 4-5 years. 2015-2022.