The wine has a red, clear and intensive color. When nosing the wine aromas of black and red currant appear. This wine is young in mouth, fresh, and you can reveal the taste of pepper and licorice.
Set in the heart of the Southern Rhone, near Avignon, this unique co-op consisting of ten winemakers with individual identities and styles of working. The vignerons all practice sustainable agriculture, which means low yields and small batch vinification.
The grapes, filtrations and blending are all natural and artificial wine technology is rejected. Vinification is without sulphites and at low temperature in order to bring out the best of the fruit and full potential of the land. Non Filtered and Low Preservatives.
The Mistral wind is a typical phenomenon in the Côtes du Rhône valley. These periods of strong wind ventilates naturally the wine fields and protects the wine against illnesses, especially during the harvesting period.
|Grape Variety||Grenache 60%, Shiraz 20%, Carignan 20%|
|Food Pairing||Wood fired pizza, charcuterie and soft cheeses|
|Producer||Les Vignerons d'Esterzargues|
|Winemaking||The winemaking is traditional with low temperature that gives the wine fruitness and elegancy. The period of fermentation is around 15 days.|
Large round pebbles and clay
25 year old vines
|Appellation||Côtes du Rhône|
|Ageing Potential||Drinking now up to 4 years|
The Terre de Mistral is a blend of 60% grenache, 20% syrah and 20% carignan and is a very good Côtes du Rhône red. Deeply coloured, its aromatics remind principally of dark cherry, red plum and plum skims, with some deli meats, game and spice characters with some time in the glass. The palate is between medium and full bodied, has mildly textured chalky tannins and flavours of cherry, plum and plum skins. There's good length on the finish. Overall, the wine achieves a balance, moreishness and complexity often unseen in Côtes du Rhône wines.
Rated Good to Very Good by Sean Mitchell, www.grapeobserver.com, July 2014