"A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, coming all from higher elevation and granite soils, the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda sports and a vibrant purple color as well as classic Syrah notes of black raspberries, blackberries, crushed flowers and violets. Fresh, focused and really showing a terrific granite character, this classy beauty has a core of sweet fruit and is a northern Rhône with a kiss of Roussillon sunshine and warmth."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
redcurrant, leather, red crushed berries with a hint of toffee, incense and curry.
this is a powerful and generous wine expressing itself with delicacy thanks to a very delicate tannic structure. Intense flavors of ripe fruits and spices combined to a fine acidity – a hyphen between richness and strength reflecting perfectly the terroir of Heathcote.
The crop is manually harvested at maturity, avoiding over-maturation.
Red soil from the Cambrian Period.
The grapes are 100% destemmed. Fermentation takes place in concrete tanks. Vat times are long (from 4 to 6 weeks) and a gentle extraction is performed by pumping-over. It aims at obtaining fine and delicate tannins.
Ageing 100% in French oak barrels with low proportion of new oaks (10-15%) for 14 months.