Delas Freres Côtes-du-Rhône ‘St. Esprit’ Rose

Rhône, France

Vintage:2016 (Current)

2017 (Pending)

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Delas Freres Côtes-du-Rhône ‘St. Esprit’ Rose 2016

Overview

This cuvée is the result of a blend of wines that mainly come from the commune of Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes and Rochegude.

The climate is Mediterranean and bears the stamp of the “mistral” wind. This strong wind results from a difference in atmospheric pressures between the northern and southern parts of the Rhône valley. It is beneficial to the vine's growth. The region is also marked by seasonal rains, and hot, exceptionally sunny weather in the summer months.

Winemaking

The grapes undergo a short period of cold maceration for about 8 to 18 hours, in order to extract color and fruit flavors. Run-off and press juices are blended at once before the fermentation, which lasts between 8 and 10 days at a maximum temperature of 64°F. The wine is kept in stainless steel tanks to avoid any oxidation. Bottling takes place after fining and filtering.

Tasting Notes

The color is pale, luminous, with a salmon-like tinge. On the nose, the aromas are of ripe pears, raspberries and pomegranates. The flavors are fresh and delicate, and linger on with a smooth and fruity finish.

Technical Information

Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

Suggested Retail Price: $12.00