CHATEAU DU BOIS DE LA GARDE RED
Côtes du Rhône
65 ha (160 acres)
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINEYARD
50 years old
Around 350 000 bottles (30 000 cases)
Similar to the neighbouring soil of Châteauneuf du Pape, it consists on pebbles which store heat in the daytime and restore it to the vinestocks in the night-time.
Grenache Noir: 65%; Syrah: 15%; Carignan: 12%; Cinsault: 5%; Counoise: 2%; Mourvèdre: 1%
Traditional vinification in stainsless-steel tanks; An average two weeks vatting time; Aging of 12 month in concrete tanks.
This Côtes du Rhône, rich and elegant, combines a good structure with delicacy. Red-berry aromas prevail in the smell and during the tasting.
This wine goes well with all sorts of meats as well as cheese.