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Côtes du Rhône Sommelongue André Brunel  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Côtes du Rhône Sommelongue André Brunel 2016

A pleasant, flamboyant and delicious wine. In short, unbeatable pleasure for the price.

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Lot Description: Côtes du Rhône Sommelongue André Brunel 2016

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Type of price: Owner Price
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Côtes du Rhône
  • Climat/Cuvée: Sommelongue
  • Producer/Owner: André Brunel
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 85% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Size (in ha): 21
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 35
  • Intensity : Voluptuous
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Aperitif wine
  • From a single plot of land north of Orange, the cuvée Sommelongue enjoys optimal sunshine that allows Grenache to reach maturity. In addition, grass covering can tame the vigour of this grape variety thanks to moderate yields that give it its balance. The harvest is 80% destemmed followed by a short 24-hour cold maceration. Fermentation, at a high temperature, lasts four weeks with regular punch-down and rack and return. Malolactic fermentation takes place in enamelled vats for one year. The wine is generous, powerful and silky with a fine length. The tannins are supple, with hints of spice and liquorice on the palate.

    Les Cailloux is one of the oldest domains in Châteauneuf. Its owner, André Brunel, may be relatively discreet with the media but he is a famous personality in the appellation. The first vintage of Les Cailloux was made in 1950. Never one to follow fashion, this domain has always produced wines that are more delicate in character than effusive. It spans 21 hectares and owes its names to the famous “galet roulés” or pudding stones, that are found in the soil of this region and are an important part of the terroir of many Châteauneuf parcels. Farguerol is one such parcel and it is represented on the Les Cailloux label. To celebrate its centenary in 1989, André Brunel produced the “Cuvée Centenaire”, a special cuvée that has been reproduced in only the most exceptional vintages. Other parcels from this domain are situated on stony, sandy soils rich in clay and gravel. On the 19 hectares that produce red wine, 70% is planted to Grenache, 17% to Mourvèdre, 10% to Syrah and 3% to Cinsault. The Cuvée Centenaire, when it is bottles separately, represents only 6,000 bottles. André Brunel runs a tight ship: herbicides and pesticides are outlawed, and the vines are partially cover cropped. In the winery, concrete and steel vats are preferred so as to retain the fruit aromas. Only the Syrah is matured in oak to round off the tannins.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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  • Service temperature16°
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