Cellier des Princes La Couronne du Prince Côtes du Rhône / 2016 / 750mL

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine
Type: Other

Tasting Notes:

La Couronne du Prince Côtes du Rhône has been selected from the best parcels just outside of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape area of appellation based on their soil, age and grape varieties with small yields.

This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of three classic grape varieties from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape area: Syrah, Grenache & Mourvèdre.

The Syrah brings the structure, the spices with aromas of violets and a deep ruby colour.

The Grenache brings strengh, fatness and softness.

The Mourvèdre brings tannins and body.

From now and can be kept 5 to 10 years. Serve at 16-18°C.

Thanks to the oak barrel aging, the wine is very complex, showing toasted notes of vanilla, grilled spices and liquorice perfume.

This top Cuvée of Côtes du Rhône is very sophisticated, well balanced and shows a lot of elegance and finesse.

Terroir:

Hillside or mourres clay, silicious and alpine deposits (Round pebbles)

Grape Varieties:

Syrah 50%
Grenache 45%
Mourvèdre 5%

Winemaking:

Total destemming, 4 to 5 weeks days traditional vinification and vatting time in concrete tanks.

Classic pressing in pneumatic press, daily releases and pumping over.

Controlled temperature of 27 to 32°C

Ageing:

12 months in oak barrel (1/3 New Oak)

Food Matching:

It will perfectly match meat dishes cooked in sauce as well as game (Venison, wild boar...), a rack of lamb and ribeye steaks.

Awards:

Vintage 2016 : 90 Pts James Suckling // 2* Guide Hachette // Gold Mâcon // Gold Orange
Vintage 2015 : 88-90 Parker // 1* Guide Hachette
Vintage 2013 : Gold Paris // Gold Pertuis // 2* et Coup de Coeur Guide Hachette