Ortas Tradition Rasteau Cru Des Cotes Du Rhone 2016


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Ortas Rasteau Tradition, Côtes du Rhône Villages also for the dry red wines, Rasteau is a yet undiscovered gem in the southern Valley. The wines from here have almost all the charm and elegance that have made the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines the world's stars. The price of the best Rasteauvine is fortunately not yet gone crazy, but it probably won't be long.  

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Not far from Vaison la Romaine in the southern part of the Rhône Valley is the village of Rasteau. It was the Romans who founded the city on the hill drawn in this very beautiful place with panoramic views to the Montmiraildentellet and Mont Ventoux.

The area has always given local wine farmers great opportunities for viticulture, but for many years the wines were not fashionable enough for the French nobility and the elite. When the area began (completely deserved) to approach recognition struck a new catastrophe in the form of the phylloxera (Vinlusen) Rasteaus hard-tried wine farmers. As a countermove to this and to better equip itself for the future, the Cave de Rasteau wine collector was formed in 1925. Today, this organization counts 180 members who together have approximately 700 hectares planted with vines. This is more than half of the total 1200 hectares of the appellacy. The average age of wines is approximately 40 years, but 15% of the fields are planted before 1914.

Cave de Rasteau has been the pioneers of a relaunch of the otherwise formerly traditional local wine Rasteau VDN (Vin doux naturel). Before 1950, the Sweet Rasteau wines were popular and highly acclaimed, but since then the wines have, unfortunately, largely gone into oblivion. This has now changed, and Rasteau VDN is once again coming in fashion.

The rules of the Rasteau VDN are quite simple – the only permitted grape is Grenache Noir, and the maximum allowable yield per hectare. is limited to 30. This corresponds to less than one bottle per vine. The residual sugar content must be at least 252 gr. per litre.

The method of manufacturing for Rasteau VDN is reminiscent of port wine production. The grapes are harvested and consumed for a short time until the wine has achieved an alcohol percentage of about 5%. To stop the fermentation and thus leave large sugar concentration, add 96% of grape alcohol so that the percentage of alcohol ends at approximately 15 – 18. Of the total annual production of Cave de Rasteau of 35,000 hectolitres, the Vdnwines represent less than 5%. However, it is nonetheless these wines that one would prefer to be known for. 

Ortas Rasteau Tradition, Côtes du Rhône Villages also for the dry red wines, Rasteau is a yet undiscovered gem in the southern Valley. The wines from here have almost all the charm and elegance that have made the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines the world's stars. The price of the best Rasteauvine is fortunately not yet gone crazy, but it probably won't be long.  

The Ortas Wine series is a new Brand created by Cave de Rasteau. This Rasteau is produced on 40 year old vines from a small field, located on a hillside coated with the distinctive "galets roulés", the pebbles that cover large areas of Rasteau and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  The grape composition is 70% Grenache Rouge, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. All grapes are harvested manually, after which they are destilked. A small portion of the the must is stored on wooden barrels, while the bulk stores on the traditional cement tanks. 

The wine has a nice, dense and dark color. It immediately gives its format to know with a large composite nose, characterized by delicate shades of pepper and exotic spices. The taste is sweetness, intense and long alive. 

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Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Rhone

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Ortas Tradition Rasteau Cru Des Cotes Du Rhone 2016

Ortas Rasteau Tradition, Côtes du Rhône Villages also for the dry red wines, Rasteau is a yet undiscovered gem in the southern Valley. The wines from here have almost all the charm and elegance that have made the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines the world's stars. The price of the best Rasteauvine is fortunately not yet gone crazy, but it probably won't be long.  

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