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 2017

Overview

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

Winemaking

When they reach the winery, 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 (18°C). 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. To the mouth 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