Domaine de Chateaumar Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Bastien 2018
Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Bastien
Blend: 100% Grenache
Aging: 8 to 10 months in concrete tanks
The cuvee Bastien, named after the winemakers’ son, is made from a single vineyard of 50+ year old vines. Rich, fruity and elegant vines with a ripe and open knit with lots of black cherry and spice, graphite and sweet earth notes.
Castel Mar (Chateaumar) estate dates back to the 11th century. For many generations the vines at Domaine de Chateaumar have been cultivated by father and son. Today it is Jean-Felix and Frederic Souret managing the vineyard, always maintaining the greatest respect for nature: vineyards run for generations without any pesticides or herbicides. The estate is located 9 km from Orange, in the heart of the AOP Cotes du Rhone. The vineyards include 25 acres in Cotes du Rhone, on stony clay-limestone soils, and 12 acres in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The soil of this prestigious appellation is red clay and large round cobbles. The vineyard is naturally established from several noble varieties of the Southern Rhone, principally Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Farming is fully sustainable. The soil is turned several times during the year which allows the vines to draw a wonderful energy from deep down to create beautifully formed grapes. Once matured the grapes are hand-harvested, selected, and sorted.
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