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

The diversity of terroirs used in this blend allows this wine to combine freshness and balance.
We used Clay and limestone plots located on the hillside where old Grenache naturally express roasted hints. We could obtain in this wine empyreumatical hints without the use of barrels. These plots particular soils and orientation allowed grapes to reach an optimal level of ripeness while conserving a good acidity level.
We also integrated grapes coming from plots located on red rocky clay soils also named “garrigues”. These big red stone are restituting heat coming from the sun at night and bring power and structure to the wine.
Also the blend features vines coming from sandy clays, which are light and rather fresh soils: this allowed the wine to maintain a freshness and vivacity.

Bouquet of cassis, blueberries, lavender, cured meats, and graphite. It's deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and has a great finish. The Mourvèdre keeps this tight and fresh.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah and 5% Cinsault
Age of vines
Grenache 100 Y.O, Mourvèdre 80 Y.O and Syrah 45 YO
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
A blend of clay, limestone, red rocky clay and sandy clay ...
Vinification
Exceptional quality of the grapes allowed us to limit at a strict minimum the oenological intervention on this wine.
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre fermented together during 4 weeks.
Regular Pigeages and pumping over during the fermentation.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and ageing in concrete tanks.
Production
600 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Grilled beef rib - Veal Columbo - Pork ribs slightly spiced

Reviews and News

2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Organic - 93 PTS - JD

2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Organic - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault and Syrah, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Vieilles Vignes offers a gorgeous bouquet of cassis, blueberries, lavender, cured meats, and graphite. It's deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and has a great finish. The Mourvèdre keeps this tight and fresh, and I suspect it will age beautifully."
- Jeb Dunnuck (February 15th 2018), 92+ 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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