Les Peyrières Red
Cave de Rasteau (VRT) - Rasteau
70% Grenache Noir - 20% Syrah - 10% Mourvèdre.
Founded in 1925, the Cave de Rasteau is one of the oldest cooperative wineries in the south Rhone Valley in France. The 180 growers benefit from the exceptional terroir of Rasteau, village that has applied for the Cru appellation like Châteauneuf-du-Pape; and finally obtained it with the 2010 vintage. The terroir is both complex and consistent, giving the Cave de Rasteau wines their unique taste.
On the hillsides of the village of Rasteau, where the vines grow in soils of large quartzite pebbles washed down by the Rhone river. Clay-Chalk terraces on hillsides with a covering of stones deposited by glaciers. Vines : 40-50 years -50,000 cases- Yield : 40 Hl/Ha (2.4T/acre)
The grapes are hand picked when fully ripe and all vinified together to increase their harmony and complexity. They are completely destemmed and undergo long maceration for 10-12 days. The cap is punched 3 to 4 times a day during vinification. Ageing in vat.
Tasting notes
A deep ruby red colour . An intense and charming nose of ripped red fruits and liquorice.On the palate , roundness and fullness with silky tannins with a long fruity crispy finish.
Food pairing
Goes with charcuterie, red meat, small game and strong cheese.
Aging potential
4 years or more.
Grape varieties
70% Grenache Noir - 20% Syrah - 10% Mourvèdre.
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201892 Wine Enthusiast
Previous rating
201791 Wine Advocate
201690 Wine Spectator
Earthen whiffs of sunbaked clay and buckwheat mingle into plump, juicy black cherry and fig in this sultry blend of Grenache (70%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvèdre (10%). It's a richer, slightly spicier expression of Rasteau than this producer's standard bottling. A luscious sip that finishes long on fine-grained, penetrating tannins. Ready now but should hold through 2028.
Anna Lee C. Iijima Wine Enthusiast
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