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2014 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins

Producer: Alain Jaume
Country/Region: France - Rhone Valley - Cotes du Rhone AOC
Ratings:
WE
91

Intense, brilliant garnet-red colour. It reveals lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box. Full-bodied and dense, it tastes more like a "baby Châteauneuf" than a Côtes du Rhône.
A complete wine, rich and elegant, thanks to the harmony of all its components.

Drink between 1 and 6 years.

2014 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins

Vintage: 2014
Grape Varietals: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre
ABV: 15%
Aging: Grenache is aged in concrete vats, Syrah and mourvèdre in 4 years old barrels
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Cork
Production: 100,000 bottles

Wine Making Notes:

DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR “Les Champauvins” stretches on 34 ha classified in Côtes du Rhône. The plots are located in the northern border of Châteauneuf du Pape, exactly from 3 meters outside the appellation. A small lane of rocks going through the rocky plateaux has been decided to be the AOC limit in 1936. Here, soils are made of red clay and rocks (pebbled stones of quartz). The quantity of rocks can be amazing as they can completely cover the soil (see picture). In summer and during the day, the rocks temperature will increase to 55°C. This accumulated heat will be get back to the vines during nights . Day after day, this unique phenomenon allow the grapes to reach a perfect maturity and produce a unique wine. Winemaking & Ageing Traditional, in stainless steel vats. Harvest crushed and destemmed. Fermentation in temperature controlled vats at 28°C. Eighteen-day vating period with “pigeage”. Grenache is aged in concrete vats, Syrah and mourvèdre in 4 years old barrels.


Pairings:

Goes very well with grilled meat or vegetable. It is also delicious with cheese, such as Camembert, Brie and Gouda.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F0EE137234GRM 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 00237 5 1 07 84585 00237 2 $19.99