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Domaine de Verquière - Rasteau - 2019

$35.00
Rhône, France

Grenache 70%, Syrah 30% A blend of 2 different terroirs : – Beige marls and abundant pebbles in the higher plots of Rasteau – Clay-chalk mixed with gravel from the plains The grapes are picked and sorted by hand. The syrah harvest is vinified separately. The entire harvest is fully destemmed.

The grapes are pre-fermented at a cold temperature for 24 hours. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperature by heat exchanger at 26-28°C. The rack-and-return process is performed 2 or 3 times during vinification. The traditional vatting procedure lasts between 25 and 30 days. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 4 months. Young, garnet colour. A nose of fruit, blackcurrant, sloe berry, black cherry and subtle spicy notes. Fresh on the palate expressing notes of ripe red berries, liquorice and pepper, with mastered force.

 

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