2011 Côtes du Rhône Villages, Massif d'Uchaux, Domaine de la Renjarde

2011 Côtes du Rhône Villages, Massif d'Uchaux, Domaine de la Renjarde

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2011 Côtes du Rhône Villages, Massif d'Uchaux, Domaine de la Renjarde

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The helping hand of Château La Nerthe’s wine-making team is a very poorly guarded secret at la Renjarde and their expertise is as evident in 2011 as it has been historically. The nose is ripe and rich with notes of chocolate, red berries, bramble and licorice. The palate is generous and full, with good structure and depth, a wonderful and expressive wine to be enjoyed with red meat and game.

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Southern Rhône Blend

Southern Rhône Blend

The vast majority of wines from the Southern Rhône are blends. There are 5 main black varieties, although others are used and the most famous wine of the region, Châteauneuf du Pape, can be made from as many as 13 different varieties. Grenache is the most important grape in the southern Rhône - it contributes alcohol, warmth and gentle juicy fruit and is an ideal base wine in the blend. Plantings of Syrah in the southern Rhône have risen dramatically in the last decade and it is an increasingly important component in blends. It rarely attains the heights that it does in the North but adds colour, backbone, tannins and soft ripe fruit to the blend.

The much-maligned Carignan has been on the retreat recently but is still included in many blends - the best old vines can add colour, body and spicy fruits. Cinsault is also backtracking but, if yields are restricted, can produce moderately well-coloured wines adding pleasant-light fruit to red and rosé blends. Finally, Mourvèdre, a grape from Bandol on the Mediterranean coast, has recently become an increasingly significant component of Southern Rhône blends - it often struggles to ripen fully but can add acidity, ripe spicy berry fruits and hints of tobacco to blends.

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