2019 La Ferme du Mont 'La Ponnart' Villages Cote du Rhone Dozen

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90 points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Soil: The region is dominated by a rocky peak, and has a warm, dry climate, which is nonetheless modified by the influence of the powerful mistral wind. The combination of these factors permits an environmentally friendly approach to viticulture, with minimum intervention. This wine is natural and unfiltered which is why a depot may form; it is the guarantee of our craftsman and respectful work.

Varieties : 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

Vinification : After a light pressing, the grapes undergo a long fermentation of 5-6 weeks, with soft extractions, at a maximum temperature of 25 C. In order to allow the full expression of a terroir both maritime and continental which is associated with the rounded stones found in this region, our Côtes du Rhône is matured in traditional concrete tubs, out of contact with the air, for at least 8 months. This purist approach allows the tertiary aromas unique to this region to develop fully. 1/3 is aged in 225L and 500L barrels for complexity purpose.

Tasting notes : Deep red in colour, our Cotes du Rhone displays aromas of very ripe fruit, black cherries, flowers (violets) and liquorice. When aerated, notes of laurel and pepper complete the palette of aromas. The palate is defined by the sweetness of the fruit, and the softness of the tannins, with a freshness which brings finesse and elegance.

Serving suggestions: At 15°C . A good accompaniment to meat dishes with oriental spices or roasted, particularly shoulder of lamb. Aging : Can be kept for up to 5 years.

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