Côtes du Rhône Villages Tendresse 2016 Mas de Sainte Croix


Côtes du Rhône Villages is the appellation just above Côtes du Rhône and winemaker has to follow stricter guidelines for this cuvée. Made of Grenache and Syrah - the classic Rhône grapes - this wine is deeply concentrated and offers beautiful aromas of black fruit and spices. As no oak barrel is used here, it is focused on fresh fruit and we love it. Definitely a top notch Côtes du Rhône Villages, slightly more complex and concentrated than the "Douceur de Fruit"

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Mas de Sainte Croix
2016
AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages
Rhône Valley
Dry Red wine
75% Grenache
25% Syrah
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
From now to 2021
1 hour before
16-17°C
Grilled beef, duck confit, lamb shoulder
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 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Exposure
Farming
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Stones, clay & limestone
27 hectares
South at 400 meters high
Sustainable practices
25 to 45 years old
Manual
14.5%
12 months in concrete tanks
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
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Decanter World Wine Awards

Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards "Peppery, earthy nose. Rich and sappy red fruit in the mouth, with some minerality. Crisp finish." (previous vintage)

Wine Spectator

89/100 "Fresh and racy, with a very focused beam of raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors stretching out over anise, black tea and graphite notes. Drink now through 2020." (previous vintage)

Guide Hachette des Vins

1* "Slightly more Grenache (55%) than Syrah (45%) in this black cherry color wine. Opens on pleasant notes of menthol, cassis and blackberry. An aromatic bouquet completed by liquorice in a round and silky palate, well structured by fine and elegant tannins. A good evolution in perspective." (previous vintage)

 

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Côtes du Rhône Villages Tendresse 2016 Mas de Sainte Croix

Côtes du Rhône Villages Tendresse 2016 Mas de Sainte Croix

Côtes du Rhône Villages is the appellation just above Côtes du Rhône and winemaker has to follow stricter guidelines for this cuvée. Made of Grenache and Syrah - the classic Rhône grapes - this wine is deeply concentrated and offers beautiful aromas of black fruit and spices. As no oak barrel is used here, it is focused on fresh fruit and we love it. Definitely a top notch Côtes du Rhône Villages, slightly more complex and concentrated than the "Douceur de Fruit"