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Côtes-du-Rhône

Domaine Roche

Côtes-du-Rhône Bottle
Appellation
Côtes-du-Rhône
Variety
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Age of Vines
40+
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
150-300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, Grenache fermented in cement, Syrah & Carignan in tank, 25 day maceration
Aging
Grenache 6 months in concrete, Syrah & Carignan 6 months in tank

Overview

While it would be tempting to view Romain Roche’s three cuvées in a Burgundian context of Village, Premier and Grand Cru such is not the case. The Côtes-du-Rhône is a blend of fruit from that doesn’t quite fit in with the final blend of the Cairanne. In most vintages it is a tremendous value as it benefits from a fair amount of old-vine Grenache and Carignan. Ready out of the gate, it is a lighter-bodied wine with wonderful floral aromatics characteristic of wines aged in tank.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2016 Côtes-du-Rhône

Source: JD

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Proprietor
    Romain Roche
  • Winemaker
    Romain Roche
  • Size / Elevation
    20 hectares / 150-300 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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