CHATEAU DU BOIS DE LA GARDE VILLAGES RED
Côtes du Rhône Villages
65 ha (160 ac.)
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINEYARD
50 years old
6 600 bottles (600 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. Sandy-red-clay subsoil.
Grenache: 60%, Syrah: 40%
VINIFICATION / AGING
Traditional vinification in stainless-steel tanks; An average two weeks vatting time; Aging of 12 month in concrete tanks.
This Côtes du Rhône Villages is characterised by very strong aeomas of red fruits and liquorice. It combines the freshness of the Côtes du Rhône and the structure of a Châteauneuf du Pape.
Fruity and full-bolied, this wine goes well with grilled and roasted meat flavoured with thyme and rosemary. Il will enhance its aromas of Provençal herbs.