The Côte du Rhône AOC sits on both sides of the River Rhône between Vienne, Valence and Avignon. The appellation derives its personality from a surprising diversity of soils and climates. This great diversity has led to several grape varieties, including the Grenache and the Syrah, being grown here. The Grenache red grape variety endows the wine with fruit, warmth and smoothness, while the Syrah confers spicy aromas, colour and a firmer structure.
Long, 4-5 week maceration in order to extract the finest expression from the grape varieties. Slow, traditional vinification to retain the character of the terroir and the grape variety. Blending is carried out with precision applying the typically French expertise with Côtes du Rhône wines.
Serve between 16-18°C. Best enjoyed within 2-3 years. Pair with red meats, game and cheeses.
Maison Castel was founded in Bordeaux in 1949 by a family of 9 brothers and sisters, and remains a family business to this day. For over 60 years they have devoted their energy and skills to spreading the word about French wines throughout the world. Maison Castel is now the largest wine company in France, and third largest in the world, recognised globally as a symbol of high quality and unparalleled expertise.
Tasting Note: Intense garnet with purplish tints. Aromas of wild strawberries, violets and yellow fruit. Smooth with lovely structure and a supple finish.