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Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Chateau de Segries
France - Rhone Valley - Lirac AOC   

This 3.5 hectare vineyard, located in the famous "Quartier de la Chartreuse de Villeneuve-les-Avignon", has been owned by the Formula 1 race car driver Jean Alesi since 1995. It is managed by Chateau de Segriès.

This wine is a blend of 33% Grenache, 33% Syrah, and 33% Mourvedre sourced from 40-year-old vines. It was fermented in concrete vats then aged for nine months in 5% new oak barrels. The wine is a very grapey color in the glass. There is a light nose of tightly packed black fruit, dried herbs, pepper, and licorice. In the mouth there are tight-grained blue fruit, fine, powerful tannins, and a little strawberry flavor breaking loose. With air the wine reveals pencil and pepper flavors along with the structure for aging.

Specifications
Appellation
Lirac AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
1/3 each of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
Age of vines
40 years
Soil type
clay & limestone
Vinification
21 days skin maceration in temperature controlled concrete vats. 9 months oak aging -5% new French oak from Seguin Moreau cooper and 95% of 1 year old barrels.
Pairings

Delicious with roast meat, grilled vegetables, strong cheese and chocolate desserts.

Reviews and News

2015 Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone - 92 + PTS - JD

2015 Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone - 92 + PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"What was previously known as the Clos Hermitage cuvée, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Clos Jean Alesi is one-third each of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre that spent nine months in mostly once-used barrels (5% in new oak). It has a deep, graphite, mineral, and black-fruited profile, with subtle oak, medium to full body, and terrific purity. It’s relatively structured and will benefit from another year in bottle, but it’s a beautiful Côtes du Rhône that should see its 10th birthday in fine form."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 92+ pts

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2015 Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone - 91 PTS - WA

2015 Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"Loaded with sweet oak, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone is a full-bodied sexpot, oozing with vanilla, cedar and baking spice. This is plush and velvety on the palate, hugely attractive in its obvious charms, finishing long, layered and rich. I suppose one could quibble with the style, but I found it delicious for drinking over the next 5 years or so. The wine is made at Château Ségriès in Lirac. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #233, October 2017), 91 pts

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2015 Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone - 90 PTS - WE

2015 Clos Jean Alesi Cotes du Rhone - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Made from equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, this softly textured wine is full of plump blueberry and black-cherry flavors. It's a shamelessly hedonistic, fruity wine but hints of bitter char and granite as well as firm, rigid tannins lend structure. Drink now through 2024. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2019), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Chateau de Segries

Owner Henri de Lanzac (cousin of the Delorme family of Domaine de la Mordorée) purchased Chateau de Segries in 1994 from Count Henri de Regis, the founder of the Lirac ...
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