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Dom. Rouge-Bleu 2018 Mistral, Ste. Cecile (Cotes du Rhone Villages)

Another ripe vintage in which Rouge Bleu’s viticultural techniques served to temper nature’s abundance. The result is an undeniably generous and spicy Rhône red which comfortably avoids all excess.

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Wine Specifics

WineWise Code
FRB-MIS18
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Color/Style
Red
Farming Practices
Bio-dynamic
Varieties
75% Grenache, 20% Syah, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Roussanne
ABV
14
Residual Sugar
LQ
Acidity
3.22
Closure
Natural Cork
Case Size
12x750
Pricing
Discountable
Maceration
3 weeks
Pumpover/Punchdown
Pumpover
Destemming
Whole Cluster
Fermentation Vessel
Concrete
Fermentation Duration
3 weeks
Aging Method
Used Barrique 50%, Concrete 50%
Aging Duration (months)
30
Filtered
Yes
Fining Agents
None
Yeast
Native
Malolactic
Yes
Added Sulfur
Yes, 48 mg/L
Vineyard Name
Garrigue (typical Provencal soil)
Soil Type
Calcareous, Gravel
Elevation (meters)
30
Vineyard Aspect
North
Vine Age
55
Yields (hl/ha)
18
Vine Training
Bushvines except Syrah (Trelissed)
Picking
Hand-harvested
Annual Production
700

Notes from the Producer: Situated in Sainte-Cecile-Les-Vignes, Domaine Rouge-Bleu follows biodynamic principles on all of its 8.5ha, of which half rest in the Cotes du Rh6ne Villages Sainte Cecile 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.
Mistral is our signature cuvee, a classic Southem Rhfine blend of GSM showcasing the complex expression of our old vines and terroir.
VINIFICATION: The hand-harvested grapes are crushed but not destemmed before being put into traditional concrete tanks for wild yeast fermentation. 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 17-21 days with gentle
pump-overs. Matured for 24 months minimum, first in old French oak barrels then in uncoated concrete tank. Bottled at the Domaine with minimal sulphite addition.

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2020 "Origine", Carignan Vieille Vigne

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2018 Dentelle Red

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2021 Dentelle Blanc

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White

Bio-dynamic

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2018 Lunatique

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Red

Bio-dynamic

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