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Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge
Xavier Vignon Vins
France - Rhone Valley - Rasteau AOC

Almost black color with a deep orange hue, on the nose, the wine develop dark fruits aromas (black cherry), licorice, chocolate and mineral notes. The mouthfeel reveals an outstanding concentration with already silky tannins and a long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Rasteau AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
70% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah.
Age of vines
Average 50 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
40% marls and conglomerates (altitude 300 meters), 20% on stony clay-limestone hillsides, 40% old terraces with gravels.
Vinification
Determination of harvest dates by daily measurement of polyphenols in the berries.
Limited manipulation of the grapes and fermentation at very low temperature to favor soft diffusion of flavor compounds with daily tasting during maceration .
Co-fermentation of the different grapes for more complexity.
Aged 12 months in 25% new French oak (medium toast), 25% demi muids, 50% concrete tanks.
Production
400 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Duck with orange - Tajine of lamb with apricots - Poached and salted duck - strong cheeses

Reviews and News

2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge - 92 PTS - JD

2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2016 Rasteau (75% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre) is a big, ripe, opulent effort that’s packed with full-bodied notes of blackberries, crushed rock, new leather and lots of minerality. It has sweet tannin, and while already impossible to resist, it will keep for 7-8 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 19th 2017), 92 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge - 90 PTS - WA

2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge - 90 PTS - WA

wa91"Nicely done all around, Xavier Vignon's 2016 Rasteau is full-bodied and slightly warm, but it does deliver complex notes of ground spices, ripe plums and supple tannins. Drink it over the next 5 years. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #233, October 2017) 90 pts

Producer Information: Xavier Vignon Vins

Originating from Picardie in the North of France, Xavier is proud of his « Picard » roots and of his modest origins. His mother is an agriculturist and his father ...
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