Delas Frères Grignan les Adhemar
The Wine Advocate
November 30, 2018, Joe Czerwinski
“An 80-20 of Grenache and Syrah from a little-known appellation (it was formerly known as Coteaux du Tricastin), the 2017 Grignan les Adhemar features dark-fruited aromas of mulberries and black cherries, tinged with black olive and espresso. It's a plump, medium-bodied blend with just enough silky tannins to give it shape and definition on the finish. It should retail around $12, making it a terrific value.”
This cuvée is made from a blend of wines produced on the communes of Donzère and Saint Paul-Trois-Châteaux. Average production: 60,000 bottles (75 cl.) per year. Grape Varieties: Grenache 80%, Syrah around 20%. This appellation, which corresponds to the former “Coteaux du Tricastin” appellation from the 2010 vintage ownards, covers 2,200 hectares/5,500 acres, and involves 22 communes on the left bank of the Rhône, running from La Baume-de-Transit in the south, via Saint-Paul-trois-Châteaux, to Granges-Gontardes in the north.
All the grapes are destemmed, and the wine-making takes place then in closed tanks, over a 2 weeks period. Extraction is made by daily pumping over. Fermentation temperatures are controlled and maintained between 82°F and 86°F/28°C and 30°C. After pressing and racking, malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks.
The colour shows an elegant, ruby-red hue. The aromas are delicate, dominated by red berries, such as wild strawberries and raspberries. In the mouth this wine is supple and seductive on the palate, light, easy to drink, with a deliciously fruity and fresh finish.
Any kind of Barbecues, mixed-grills, cold cuts, bacon and sausages.
Varietals: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00