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Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Tradition

Chateau du Mourre du Tendre

Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Tradition Bottle
Appellation
Côtes-du-Rhône Villages
Variety
Grenache, Mourvedre
Age of Vines
60–75
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
90 meters
Fermentation
Whole cluster, semi-carbonic maceration and fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 30 day maceration
Aging
30 months in tank then six months in bottle before release

Overview

The oldest vines at Château du Mourre du Tendre is a Grenache vineyard planted in 1925 on gravelly clay soils in the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation. These vines were supplemented in 1969 with the addition of Mourvedre bringing the total size of site to 7 hectares. This is the source of the estate’s Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Vieilles Vignes cuvée. It is darker, earthier and more somber than the regular Côtes-du-Rhône, no doubt due to the Mourvedre, but it retains the intensity and charming rusticity that is the hallmark of this estate. Like it’s siblings, it is fermented whole cluster with indigenous yeasts and aged for three years before release.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Tradition

Source: JD

91

2013 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Tradition

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes-du-Rhône Villages
  • Proprietor
    Famille Paumel
  • Winemaker
    Paul Verité
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 90 – 120 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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