Arnoux Cotes du Rhone Rouge “Vieux Clocher”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is the winery’s traditional Cotes du Rhone Rouge bottling
Varietal Composition: 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan
Elaboration: Grapes are partially destemmed and individually fermented in stainless steel tanks at high temperatures. After 18 days vatting, the wine is blended and bottled.
Tasting Notes: Its delightful ruby color develops a pleasant red fruit bouquet, with accentuated touches of wild blackberries. The mouth develops wild forest berries flavors on a generous and balanced background, staging a voluptuous well rounded finish with a slight touch of spice.
Marc and Jean-Francois Arnoux are the newest generation to perpetuate their family’s long history at this traditional domaine that sits next door to the old Vacqueyras church.
The family’s history in Vacqueyras dates back to 1731, and vineyard holdings are now 41 hectares in total, with additional volume supplemented with growing partners who have supplied the family for decades.
Always rich with garrigue, Arnoux’s offerings consistently overdeliver for us, and this is a producer we’ve been working with since our early days.