Côtes du Rhône AOC 2013

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Côtes du Rhône AOC 2013

Rhône
Côtes Du Rhône Pink | 12.5°

Ref : 468669

5.50 5, 50

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 7.30 € / liter

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  • Keeping level Peut être conservé
  • Service temperature 10°

Our food and wine pairings

  • White meat
  • Grilled Fish
  • Soft cheese

Our oenologists' opinion

Fruity and well-rounded

Its carmine color introduces a fresh nose of red fruits and currant. The palate is balanced, nervous, big and round with character. The lingering finish is coated.

Robe
Light pink

Features

Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.

Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.

Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.

Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.

Do you know ?

The Institut National des Appellations d’Origines (French National Institute of Origin Appellation) acts as a legal frame to promote and protect the French terroirs’ local specificities. The AOC mention defines the largest legal production zone of a wine region.

Domain and appellation

  • Côtes du Rhône AOC

    Second largest wine growing region of France, The AOC Côtes du Rhône is the generic appellation for this wide region which encompasses multiple sub-appellations.

     

    • Terroir: Spread across 42,000 hectares of vines and 171 different cities, the Côtes du Rhône AOC wines come mostly from the meridional Rhône and benefit from a hot, dry and sunny mediterranean climate. The vines lay on sandstone, clay-limestone and pebbles soils.

     

    • Viticulture: Grenache, syrah and mourvèdre are the dominant grape varieties.

     

    • Vinification: The wines must be comprised of a minimum of 40% of grenache. The non-dominant grape varieties must not exceed 30% of the total blend. Those wines result from the collaboration between the maison Nicolas and local wine cellars, which are selected for their abilities to enhance their surrounding terroirs. 

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