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Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone Rouge Vieilles Vignes
Xavier Vignon Vins
France - Rhone Valley - Cotes du Rhone AOC

Grenaches are almost hundred years old, Mourvèdres more than 60 years old and Syrahs are 45 years old in average.

There's a spicy, green peppercorn edge to the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes. It's medium to full-bodied, with svelte, supple tannins and plenty of plummy fruit that exhibits more savory notes and spice on the long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah
Age of vines
Average 70 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
7 parcels located in CDR and Villages in the Northern part of Vaucluse, stood out by their minerality and polyphenols index
Vinification
80 % ageing in concrete tanks to favor the fruit purity and the grape expression. 20% ageing in Stockinger (Austria) barrels for 12 months.
Co-fermentation of the grapes for more aromatic complexity.
Production
2,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Grilled lamb ribs - braised beef - spicy pork chops

Reviews and News

2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 92+ PTS - JD

2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 92+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The older vine cuvee of the estate is the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes and it is primarily Grenache blended with 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah. In this case, the Mourvèdre vines are 60 years in age and the Grenache vines are 45 years in age. Aged 12 months in 80% concrete tanks and 20% in barrel, its vibrant purple color gives way to a concentrated, medium to full-bodied 2016 that’s much more reserved and tight compared to the other Côtes du Rhône releases, yet offers beautiful purity in its blueberry and blackberry fruit, as well as subtle notes of violets, charcoal, and pepper. With integrated acidity and fine, polished tannin, this is a serious Côtes du Rhône that’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (February 15th 2018), 92+ pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - WA

2016 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"There's a spicy, green peppercorn edge to the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes. It's medium to full-bodied, with svelte, supple tannins and plenty of plummy fruit that exhibits more savory notes and spice on the long finish.- Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #239, October 2018) 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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