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Dom. Rouge-Bleu 2018 Dentelle Red

Carignan is thought of as the Languedoc variety par excellence, but it can make distinctively brambly and authentic wine in the Rhône as well, especially when blended with the local kingpin grape Grenache. As the vineyards are restored to health, Caroline and Thomas go from strength to strength. 2015 was the best vintage since the miraculous debut year of 2007. 2017 is even better! And 2018 is no shrinking violet.

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Wine Specifics

WineWise Code
FRB-DEN18
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Color/Style
Red
Farming Practices
Bio-dynamic
Varieties
60-70% Carignan, 30-40% Grenache
ABV
13
Residual Sugar
LQ
Acidity
3.23
Closure
Screw-top
Case Size
12x750
Pricing
Discountable
Maceration
2 weeks in uncoated concrete tanks, with the stem, crushed.
Pumpover/Punchdown
Mild pumpover
Destemming
Whole Cluster
Fermentation Vessel
Concrete
Fermentation Duration
2 weeks
Aging Method
Concrete 100%
Aging Duration (months)
24
Filtered
Yes
Fining Agents
None
Yeast
Native
Malolactic
Yes
Added Sulfur
Yes, 50 mg/L
Soil Type
Alluvial, Loam
Elevation (meters)
20
Vineyard Aspect
Northeast
Vine Age
50
Yields (hl/ha)
27
Vine Training
Bushvines
Picking
Hand-harvested
Annual Production
500

Notes from the Producer: VINEYARD: Situated in Sainte-Cécile-Les-Vignes, Domaine Rouge-Bleu follows biodynamic principles on all of its 8.5ha, of which half rest in the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation. Our low yields are the natural outcome of old, deep-rooted vines that sit on a stony soil of ancient riverbed and garrigue. Coupled with the Mediterranean climate of long, hot, dry summers and the rot-inhibiting Mistral wind, our vineyard is the perfect environment for berry maturation, giving a pure expression of terroir. VINIFICATION: The hand-harvested grapes are crushed but not destemmed before being put into traditional concrete tanks for fermentation with indigenous yeast. The mature stems have been kept in order to aerate the must during fermentation, allowing us to naturally maintain a lower temperature of fermentation and bringing different nuances of tannin and acidity to the wine. Maceration of 10-14 days with pump-overs every 2 days. Matured for a minimum of 12 months in concrete tank before release. Bottled at the Domaine. Minimal sulphite addition. Screwcap has been chosen to retain the purity and freshness of this wine. TASTING NOTES: Colour: Ruby with garnet hues. Nose: Summer berries, sweet spice, cassis. Palate: Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, wild blackberry and nutmeg complimented by gentle tannins. WINE AND FOOD MATCHING: Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.

All Dom. Rouge-Bleu Wines

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2022 Dentelle Rosé

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Rosé

Certified Organic

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2017 Dentelle Red

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Mistral, Ste. Cecile (Cotes du Rhone Villages)

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Red

Bio-dynamic

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2020 "Origine", Carignan Vieille Vigne

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Dentelle Red

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Red

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2021 Dentelle Blanc

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White

Bio-dynamic

Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Lunatique

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Red

Bio-dynamic

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