Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas "Passion d'une Terre" 2015 - Mas de Sainte Croix

"The Valreas Passion d’Une Terre looks to be outstanding" (Robert Parker) - Still in the Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas appellation but moving up in the range, "Passion d'une Terre" is brillant, showing an astonishing complexity for this kind of price. Intense nose of red fruit and sweet spices, powerful and round palate with a long finish: a superb, yet affordable bottle - give it a try, and do not hesitate to keep a few in your cellar, it will age very well in the medium term.

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"The Valreas Passion d’Une Terre looks to be outstanding" (Robert Parker) - Still in the Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas appellation but moving up in the range, "Passion d'une Terre" is brillant, showing an astonishing complexity for this kind of price. Intense nose of red fruit and sweet spices, powerful and round palate with a long finish: a superb, yet affordable bottle - give it a try, and do not hesitate to keep a few in your cellar, it will age very well in the medium term.
 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Mas de Sainte Croix
Vintage: 2015
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry
 
Grapes: 75% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre
 
 
Drink from now to 2020
Open and serve almost chilled at 14-16°C
 
Food pairing suggestion: Mature cheese, Lamb casserole
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Stones, rocks, clay, limestone
Orientation: Mostly South, 300-400 meters high
Age of vines: 50 years old
Harvest: Manual
Maturing: 12 months in concrete tanks
Alcohol: 13.5%
 
What experts say  
  
90-92/100 "A tank aged blend of equal parts Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, the Valreas Passion d’Une Terre looks to be outstanding, with lots of creamy fruits, licorice and spice, medium to full-bodied richness and a ripe, textured, polished profile. It should drink nicely right out of the gate."
  
  Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011 vintage)  

 

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