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André Brunel Côtes du Rhône Domaine de la Becassonne 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £77.08
Country - France
Region - Rhône
Grape Varieties - Roussanne 50%, Grenache Blanc 35%, Clairette 15%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine André Brunel
Tasting notes - A classic Rhône blend, this cuvée is characterised by floral hints and exotic fruits. The creamy, rich and full flavoured palate shows enticing aromas of dried apricots, spicy, mineral notes balanced by a crisp, fresh finish. wine with spicy, mineral notes and a fresh finish.
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Enticing aromas of dried apricots are followed by a fresh citrus and broad flavour through to a rounded finish.
André Brunel's family first settled in Châteauneuf du Pape in the 18th century and began estate bottling their wines in the middle of the 20th century. They own 22 hectares in Châteauneuf du Pape and 40 hectares in the Côtes du Rhône. André Brunel makes wines from his estate grown grapes as well as grapes from his neighbouring growers where he tends the vineyards. His son Fabrice has now joined the company to continue the family tradition.
The 2016 vintage saw exceptional climatic conditions, which allowed the Roussanne to fully express itself. The excellent weather patterns, coupled with a harvest which took place without any excess of maturity, has resulted in a wine which has retained its acidity and freshness to harmoniously balance the aromatic, rich flavours.
The Bécassonne cuvée comes from a unique plot, particularly suited for the production of white wine. It is situated on a hill exposed to the gentle rising sun but protected from the strong setting sun by a pine forest, which allows the grapes to ripen fully and imparts a floral and exotic character to this wine, while preserving a real freshness. The soil is a clay earth on calcareous subsoil. The vines have an average age of 40 years and yield 40 hectolitres per hectare. The grapes are harvested manually, when they have reached the optimum maturity for the variety.
Each grape variety was fermented separately in concrete vats at controlled temperatures of 18°C and lasted between 15 to 20 days. The different cuvées were blended together and the wine spent six months maturing in concrete vats.
A classic Rhône blend, this cuvée is characterised by floral hints and exotic fruits. The creamy, rich and full flavoured palate shows enticing aromas of dried apricots, spicy, mineral notes balanced by a crisp, fresh finish.
A wonderful match for fresh shellfish, crab cakes or chicken tagines with almonds and apricots.
Roussanne 50%, Grenache Blanc 35%, Clairette 15%
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