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DOMAINE DU VAL DES ROIS
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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages

Rhône Valley

2014 vintage : 2014 was meant to be a year with an early crop, however the heat in summer was moderate. Several instances of rainfall irrigated the vines, which did not suffer any water stress. Harvesting took place from the end of September during a warm and humid spell. Great care was required to avoid fungal diseases. Terroir : The estate's vines are implanted primarily on the south south-east facing slopes, on a slightly stony heavy clay soil. They are trellised, fed only on sheep manure compost and trained in compliance with organic farming specifications. The trellising and natural cover planting promote maturity and aromatic expression. Vinification : Grenache is our main grape variety and accounts for 75% of this cuvée, combined with 25% Syrah. The harvest is performed manually and fully stripped to avoid green tannins. The vatting of the Grenache is rather short, with the hope of developing fruit, and a little longer for the Syrah in order to obtain good tannins. Early racking avoids off-flavours and ageing is only performed in inert vats. Bottling takes place after a year. Tasting : Garnet colour with purple hues. Blackcurrant spices dominate the nose. On the palate, the typical characteristics of the Valréas are quickly expressed through the silkiness of this wine. The tannins are velvety without being aggressive, the full volume does not produce a sensation of warmth. The lengths allows aromas of underbrush to come through. Pairings : This wine will complement festive tables, favouring delicate : oven-roasted dishes, poultry, garden vegetables, cheeses. The optimal cellaring time is between 3 and 8 years. Technical specifications : Burgundy Evolution bottle (460 g), DIAM5 cork Alc : 13.8% sugars <2g/l AC. Volatile: 0.45 g/l SO2 total: 51 mg/lDistinction: Gold medal at the Orange 2015 wine competition One star in the Guide Hachette 2017

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Robe grenat aux reflets violacés. Le cassis et les épices dominent le nez . En bouche la typicité du Valréas s’exprime rapidement par le soyeux de ce vin. Les tanins sont velours sans agressivité, le volume, ample ne donne pas de sensation de chaleur. La longueur laisse des arômes de sous bois.

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Colour

Colour

Red

cultivation

cultivation

Bio

vintage

vintage

2016

degree of alcohol

degree of alcohol

14.00%

Appellation

Appellation

AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages

Volume

Volume

75 cl

Grape variety (varieties)

Grape variety (varieties)

  • 25% Syrah
tasting

tasting

16-18°

Storage

Storage

Between 5 and 7 years

DOMAINE DU VAL DES ROIS

84600 Valréas - Rhône Valley

A family tradition in its ninth generation Romaine Bouchard left Burgundy, the land of his ancestors, where they had been wine-growers since the 17th century, to plant his own vineyard and create a winery in 1965. Romain passed away in July 2011, after 40 years of passion for wine. Combining tradition and modernity, the estate has become a place for experimentation and research into highly expressive wines. His son, Emmanuel, trained as a biologist, took over in 1997 with the same drive. A terroir favourable to the vines. From stony slopes, with deep, fresh clay, facing south-east, the vine draws its richness. The relative altitude from 350 to 400 metres gives this terroir an acidity to bring balance and a fineness to the tannins, which is characteristic of this appellation. The main varieties, Grenache and Syrah, are suited to the Mediterranean climate. The Mistral wind keeps the weather dry and mild, which is essential to the characteristics of the terroir. Another part of the vineyard is located on the Valréas plain and results in lighter and more fruity wines. In total there are 10 ha of vines. Personal and Proven Growing Methods Three principles guide our decisions: 1. encourage the vines' natural defences, 2. allow the grapes to mature to the maximum, 3. activate the biological life in the soil. The estate is certified for organic production by Ecocert and uses no synthetic products. The soil is nourished with organic matter, thanks to vegetable compost input only. Vinification, a search for finesse. Our technical decisions aim to find in our wines the qualities that reflect the grapes: the depth and the fruitiness of the Grenache, the complexity and structure of the Syrah. The blending of varieties is an essential phase in the search for finesse.

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