Sourced from 35 year old vines on the right bank of the Rhône between Orange and Avignon. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. We spent a night of our honeymoon (or “voyage de nous”, as one lady called it) in a hotel above the town square of Avignon. The room ran at, I’d guess, about a 2 or 3 degree slope. You don’t need any additional help of this inclination after a couple of bottles of Châteauneuf, I can tell you.
Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone
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Purple red. A little savoury on the nose with crushed chocolate biscuits and raspberry jam infusing the bouquet. Following on from the fragrant aroma the taste is ripe, juicy and spicy with a touch of nutmeg and peppery spice in the background. Grenache dominant (80%) with 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre in the blend, it’s soft with easy going tannins that make it a very approachable medium bodied red wine with a delightful lingering finish where a nuance of fresh lavender adds to its overall appeal.