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June 2019
Domaine Pierre Rougon – Côtes du Rhône

£11.95

Origin:     Rhône Valley, France

Wine:       Côtes du Rhône

Grape:      Syrah, Grenache

Colour:     Intense ruby red with purple reflections

Notes:      Black currant, cherry, plum, black pepper and mixed spices. On the palate is smooth, mineral, well balanced, full bodied with a long finish.

Sugars:    Dry

Alcohol:   15.5% vol.

State of evolution: Ready to drink now and will also greatly benefit from bottle ageing. Recommended temperature 16°- 18°C. Always decant. My recommendation: drink between 2022 to 2029.   

Food pairing: Particularly good with roasted meats, steak, stews, gourmet beef burgers, game and hard cheese.

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Domaine Pierre Rougon – Côtes du Rhône 2018

Domain Pierre Rougon is located on the most beautiful terroir of the appellation and has been exploited for several generations by the Rougon family.

Monsieur Pierre Rougon, amongst other wines, makes this Côtes du Rhône of superior quality from a small production of just 5000 bottles using the classic blend of Syrah and Grenache. The Grenache brings soft summer fruit flavours, the Syrah full body, spices and with its high tannins gives the wine fabulous ageing potential.

The colour is intense ruby red with purple reflections. On the nose a scent of black currant, cherry, plum, mixed spices and pepper. On the palate it is smooth, mineral, well balanced and full bodied with a long finish.

This Rhône wine is ready to drink now at a temperature of 16°- 18°C. Because of its complex structure and intensity this great wine would improve immensely from ageing in bottle. I would recommend to store it in a cool dark place and start enjoying it from 2022 to 2029. Always decant for best results.

Pair it with roasted meats, steak, stews, gourmet beef burgers, game and cheese.

 

 

Edoardo Cavallo | Sommelier

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