Precise quality management
The Cotes du Rhone appellation's character comes from its broad range of sandy/clay-limestone soils and climate types, and its grape varieties - mainly Grenache and Syrah. Grenache (a red grape) gives the wine fruit and fullness, while Syrah brings spice, colour and structure.
Maison Castel know-how
The Maison Castel team works with their long-term partners following strict specifications to achieve the best possible expression of each variety. The Grenache grapes come from an estate in the Gard where they are hand-picked and vinified in whole bunches. Gentle extraction is achieved by pumping over the juice (a method similar to infusion) to make wines with integrated tannins and smooth mouthfeel. The Syrah comes from a grower-partner in a cooler, later-ripening area. Grapes from this distinctive terroir have violet and liquorice notes and great freshness, giving this blend good ageing potential.
Deep garnet robe with purple hints
Wild strawberry, violets and yellow fruit aromas
Mouth-filling, with good structure and finish
Serve at 16 - 18°C
Can be aged for up to 5 years
Enjoy with red meat and cheese. An ideal pairing would be milk-roasted lamb