Category: Medium bodied red.
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 evaporate. 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, small forest berries, spices, dark chocolate on the noise. Subtle old oak notes. Beautiful fleshy texture, balanced, good acidity, spice again on the palate, pure ripe black berries, 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.