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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £75.28
Country - France
Region - Rhône
Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Château De Campuget
Tasting notes - Classic Syrah nose with a very intense fruit-driven character. This wine shows smoky, liquorice notes and a hint of dark chocolate through to a lovely smooth and chunky but velvety texture. No oak ageing but bags of complexity.
This classy wine shows a smoky, liquorice and plum
character with a hint of dark chocolate and pepper.
Costières de Nimes, the easternmost appellation of the Languedoc, is effectively part
of the Rhône since the climate, soil and topography are so similar to those just over
the river in the southern Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards. The relatively uniform soils are
marked by large pebbles on gentle, typically south-facing slopes. Château de
Campuget was established in 1942 and is a top quality estate near Nîmes, steeped
in history. The Château itself was built in 1753 and at the same time the first vines
were planted, prompting the 1753 range of wines which mark this historic date. The
fusion of tradition and progression unite in the cellars here, producing wines with
integrity, finesse and a wonderful expression of terroir, from a wide range of
traditional Rhône varieties.
The Vineyard is situated 15 kilometres south of Nîmes, near the village of Manduel, in
the heart of the ‘Appellation d’Origine Protégée’ the Costières de Nîmes. The
average age of the vines is about 25 years. The main characteristic of the vineyard is
the soil, which is formed of ‘gress’, an accumulation of rounded pebbles that have
been deposited by the overflowing Rhône River thousands of years ago. These
pebbles allow the vines to grow in the best possible conditions and due to this
natural soil filter; the vine’s roots can easily draw the necessary water for their growth.
The vines also benefit from the Mediterranean sunshine, which bring the grapes to
perfect maturity and allows them to be picked at maximum phenolic maturity in
The grapes were carefully selected and vinified in temperature controlled tanks. The
wine was made without any contact with oak in order to maintain the fruity
Classic Syrah nose with a very intense fruit-driven character. This wine shows smoky,
liquorice notes and a hint of dark chocolate through to a lovely smooth and chunky
but velvety texture. No oak ageing but bags of complexity.
Wonderful served at room temperature, to accompany red meat dishes, especially
grilled lamb or with a rich, dark chocolate gateaux.
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