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Famille Perrin L'Andeol Rasteau 2011

Rhône Valley, Rasteau

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Great Expression of an AOC or Grape Varietal

AWARDS

Note: 89/100 - Vancouver Sun, 29/04/2015
Note: 91/100 - Michael Franz, Wine review online, 20/11/2014
Note: 86-89/100 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Note: 88 - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar


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Description

Rasteau benefits from the peculiar Southern Rhône climate. For the most part the Grenache is facing south and protected from the mistral, enabling it to mature particularly well. The wine develops aromas of figs, dark chocolate and a texture typical of the appellation.
The 2011 vintage is a vintage of contrasts. That is to say an unusually hot, dry spring followed by a wet and rainy beginning of July and then an Indian summer lasting until the end of October. Carefully sorting and destemming the harvest allowed for a great vintage, particularly for the late harvest varieties.

Tasting Notes


EYE:
The color is deep red.
NOSE:
Ripe Grenache, roasted red fruit, vanilla, pepper
MOUTH:
Soft and heady, black fruit, cocoa, with great texture and a dense finish.

Light

Powerful

Red Fruits

Black Fruits

Spicy

Fruity

Light Tannins

Heavy Tannins

Dry

Sweet

Food Pairing

Casseroles, game dishes and BBQ meat such as chicken liver, Pâté, pigeon, rabbit, sausages, Shepherd's Pie, steak, or tongue.

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