Estezargues, Les Grandes Vignes Rouge 2019 750ml

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Personality: Garnet in the glass with shimmering highlights. Elegant notes of smoky red fruit, violet, sweet herb and a note of baking chocolate. The palate is rich with ripe cherry and berry flavors, and a mineral note that is followed by supple acidity and velvety tannins. This is a very expressive red with a great concentration of fruit that is never overly extracted. The wine finishes with floral notes and a dash of black pepper.

Vineyard: Red clay-based and stone-strewn. Blend of old vines from different member’s properties, the average age of the vines 50 years

Making of: 10-15 days maceration at temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius, followed by settling in tanks until next spring. No external yeast and no enzymes are employed during the winemaking process, bottled without fining or filtration.

Winemaker's Note: Estézargues’ flagship red blend that seeks to showcase Cinsault – a traditional Rhone-Valley grape that is often considered only a “blending-material” yet produces very pleasant wines when coming from old vines with tamed yields, as is the case here.