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Vin Rouge

La Rétro

Vin Rouge Bottle
Appellation
Côtes Catalanes
Variety
Grenache, Carignan, Grenache Gris, Lladoner
Age of Vines
20-50+
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Alluvial gravel, clay-limestone, schist
Altitude
15-300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, lightly crushed, co-fermentation in tank with a short maceration
Aging
A few months in tank before bottling

Overview

Grenache for the jubilant fruit, Carignan to keep it fresh, Grenache Gris to lighten things up, and Lladoner. What’s Lladoner?

It’s only 3%, so really, who cares, but if you’ve read this far, you’re probably the sort that likes details. Lladoner is Grenache with fuzzy leaves and smaller clusters of fruit. It is generally spicier and less flash than its smooth-leaf cousin. Genetically it is identical to Grenache, but some genes were scrambled in the past resulting in these changes. Like all things this obscure, it has a cult following.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2021 Vin Rouge

Source: DE

92

2020 Vin Rouge

Source: DE

90

2019 Vin Rouge

Source: JD

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes Catalanes
  • Proprietor
    Eric Solomon & Jean-Marc Lafage
  • Winemaker
    Jean-Marc Lafage
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 15-300 meters

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