A touch of typicity

With the ‘Discovering AOCs’ range, Maison Castel shares its passion for French tradition and ‘savoir-faire’ - in a range of appellation wines that show the diversity of the French winegrowing regions, from the timeless style of Bordeaux to the lesser known wines of Jurançon. Do you know all the regions in our ‘Discovering AOCs’ range?

Côtes du Rhône


Appearance : intense garnet with purplish tints
Nose : aromas of wild strawberries, violets and yellow fruit
Palate : very smooth , with lovely structure and a supple finish
Serve : between 16-18°C
Best enjoyed : within 2-3 years
Food-wine pairings : red meats, game and cheeses
Recommended dish : A venison roast

Origin

The Côte du Rhône AOC sits on both sides of the River Rhône between Vienne, Valence and Avignon. The appellation derives its personality from a surprising diversity of soils and climates. This great diversity has led to several grape varieties, including the Grenache and the Syrah, being grown here. The Grenache red grape variety endows the wine with fruit, warmth and smoothness, while the Syrah confers spicy aromas, colour and a firmer structure.

Vinification

Long, 4-5 week maceration in order to extract the finest expression from the grape varieties. Slow, traditional vinification to retain the character of the terroir and the grape variety. Blending is carried out with precision applying the typically French expertise with Côtes du Rhône wines.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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