Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2016

"From the same parcel every year and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, the purple-hued 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages gives up a very young, juicy bouquet of blue fruits, violets, lavender, and pepper. This beauty packs ample fruit and offers terrific purity, full body, and supple, sweet tannins. It needs a year of bottle age but is a ripe, sexy wine. 93/100."
Jeb Dunnuck,

Bottle (Case)
Tasting Notes
This is the terrific northern hemisphere joint venture (as opposed to 'La Pleiade' in Australia) between legendary biodynamic winemakers and bonzer mates, Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier.

First produced in 2004, Ron and Michel have overseen steady improvements to this blend of Syrah and Grenache from just 3 hectares in the Roussillon (hence very limited quantities are produced).
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache, Syrah
Vintage 2016
Cellarage Drink 2019-2029.
Vinification The crop is hand-harvested, de-stemmed and sorted. Fermentation takes place in small cement vats. Extraction is only carried out by light punching of the cap. Maceration lasts between 3 and 4 weeks and a malolactic fermentation takes place in casks. The wine is aged from 16 to 20 months in used oak barrels.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14

Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier

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