Côtes du Rhône Saint François 2016
AOP Côtes du Rhône Red
- 88 pts Wine Spectator
- 87 pts Wine Advocate
- BRONZE Decanter
- BRONZE International Wine Challenge
TastingCrimson robe with purple nuances. The nose is seductive with aromas of black fruits (blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry) and hints of “garrigue” (thyme and rosemary). The palate is elegant, round with a spicy finish.
Food & wine pairingsFor everyday meals with grilled and BBQed meats and strong cheese.
After a mild and dry winter, a spring without frost and a particularly hot summer, harvesting began several days later than 2015, with the grape varieties being picked late August/ early September. During the harvest, weather conditions were truly exceptional, with warm clear days, fresh nights and some occasional light rainfall, stretching from early September all the way until the end of October. The sanitary state of the grapes throughout the region was excellent. So, this year again, the 2016 vintage is very qualitative, particularly for southern appellations.
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