Appellation: AOC Cotes-du-Rhone (Northern Rhone)
Grapes: Syrah (80%), Grenache (20%)
Farming: Organic (not certified)
About the wine: Cotes du Rhone “La Part des Vivants”: A name which means the wine left for us to drink after the angel share evaporates. The Syrah come from Ampuis area and the Grenache from declassified Cru Cairanne and also Rasteau fruits. Mostly de-stemmed, traditional vinification. Aged in very old barrels of 228 litres. Low sulphur.
Taste like: Dark colour, earthy, black berries, spices, dark chocolate on the nose as well as subtle old oak notes. On the palate, beautiful fleshy texture, balanced wine with a good acidity, spice again, pure ripe black berries and a saline fresh finish.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 4-5 years.
Service: 13 to 15 degrees C. Cabernet glass. Decant 30 min when young.
Food match: Steak frites, pizza, lasagna, pasta with meaty sauve, meatballs, slow cooked meat dish.