Bernard Schurr Cotes du Rhone Villages (6pk)
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Cotes Du Rhone
Village: Plan de Dieu
Soil: Pebbles over Stony Clay
Elevation: 75m to 105m
Grape Variety: 50% Grenache, 50% Shiraz
Winemaker: Bernard Schurr
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Bernard’s longstanding relationships with generational grape growers are based on mutual beliefs in viticulture, wine-making and ultimately the wines they like to share, as of course, wine is for sharing. Bernard produces small parcels of exceptional hand-crafted wines that showcase the region and the vintage from some of France’s most classic wine-making regions.
Winemaking: The barren plains of the Plan de Dieu (God’s Plain) have a winemaking heritage dating back to the fourteenth century. Deep pebble beds result in rich and powerfully flavoured wines. Organically grown fruit is hand harvested before a traditional vinification using small open fermenters and maturation in two to three year old large format oak for nine months. Bottled without fining and minimal addition of sulphides.
2016 Vintage: 2016 was a fine succession vintage from the famed 2015. Many producers in fact preferring it. Grenache felt the drought and warmth mores-so with the result generally being smaller berries and thus lower yields but other than that the vintage had very few abnormal challenges. Diurnal temperatures were of interest to the keenest growers as the region experienced very warm days, without the devasting heat episodes yet the nights were exceptionally fresh for the 2016 summer. Perfect for attaining ripeness and delivering wines with freshness and vitality.
Tasting Note: A lifted and expressive nose of red and dark-berried fruit, autumn leaves and brown spice such as clove and nutmeg wrapped pulled together by fine oak. The palate is medium bodied and shows delicious berries, spice and fine but firming tannin structure. This is a lovely wine of brightness, lifted fruit and plenty of drive but finishing savoury and long.
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Bottle Barcode: 3760011571995
Carton Barcode: 13760011570278