La Belle Sortie - 2020 - Michèle Aubéry
A luscious nose with notes of red and black fruits, spices, and a hint of leather... Palate: it goes down by itself – a wine halfway between an easy-drinking glouglou and a dinner table Syrah, with tannic structure and great finesse. Decanting is recommended.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Côtes du Rhône
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2025
A blend of Grenache and Syrah from 15- to 40-year-old vines, farmed biodynamically and planted at 300 metres altitude on the Taulignan plateau, on clay-limestone soils. The grapes are harvested by hand, with sorting in the vineyard and cellar, and yields of 35 hl/ha. Vinification: the grapes are partially destemmed, macerated 15 days in cement vats, with indigenous yeasts, followed by gentle pressing, and six months of maturation in vats. Bottled at Easter, without fining or filtration, and zero sulphur.
Michèle Aubery Laurent, the head and heart of Domaine Gramenon, is one of the most distinguished grande dames in Rhône wine... Her adventure began in 1978 when she bought 12 hectares of old vines in Montbrison with her husband Philippe Laurent. Vinification began in the first year and her first bottles were marketed in 1979. Organic methods were soon after introduced and the wines...All wines
from the estate