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90+ Rated South of France Summer Trio

France | Rhône | Provence | Languedoc-Roussillon 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Peach
  • Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Cheese
  • Shellfish
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥350
¥535
  • Product details

    Description

    From the picturesque warm, sunny climate regions in the South of France that produces some wonderfully fruity wines. Our sommelier has selected 3 wines from South of France vineyards; one white, one rosé and one red.

    Estandon "Héritage" Rosé

    Estandon Heritage is made from the classic Provençal rosé grapes of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Pale salmon-pink in appearance with lychee-coloured hues; it shows fresh aromas of peach and pear on the soft, dry, and well-balanced palate. This is everything good Provençal rosé should be, perfect to enjoy in the Spring sunshine!
    Silver Medal winner at Vinalies Internationales 2018.

    Lafage Côté Est

    Côté Est is a blend of White Grenache, Chardonnay and Roussanne grown on cool sites facing the rising sun, fermented without oak. Spice, citrus, white flower aromas, with some seaside saltiness. A deliciously fresh, clean, balanced white wine. This beauty has texture, freshness, and length. The perfect Summer wine!
    Rated 90/100 by Wine Advocate.

    Ortas "Tradition" Rasteau

    From the Rasteau appellation in the south of the Rhône Valley. This delicious, spicy red is made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It has rich aromas of earthy, brambly fruit and dark chocolate lifted by perfumed black cherry. Powerful yet polished, persistent palate with concentrated fruit and an attractive hint of orange freshness on the finish. 
    Rated 90/100 from Decanter

    Variety Description

    Grenache

    Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where the grape probably originated, Sardinia, the south of France, and California. It is generally spicy, berry-flavoured and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content. Wines made from Grenache tend to lack acid, tannin and color, and is usually blended with other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsaut.

    Chardonnay

    Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavours.

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Provence

    Provence wine region is located in the southeast of France. The region is known predominantly for its rosé wine, though wine critics such as Tom Stevenson believe that the region's best wines are the spicy, full-flavoured red wines. Rosé wine currently accounts for more than half of the production of Provence wine, with red wine accounting for about a third of the region's production. The main grape variety throughout Provence is Mourvèdre, which is the primary component in many red wines and rosés. It is often blended with Grenache and Cinsault, with the latter being used as a significant component in most rosé. Other significant grape varieties, used primarily in blending, include Braquet, Calitor, Folle and Tibouren. The major white wine grapes of Provence include the Rhône varieties of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache blanc, Marsanne and Viognier as well as Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Rolle and Ugni blanc.

    Languedoc-Roussillon

    Languedoc-Roussillon wine, including the vin de pays labeled Vin de Pays d'Oc, is produced in southern France. While "Languedoc" can refer to a specific historic region of France and Northern Catalonia, usage since the 20th century (especially in the context of wine) has primarily referred to the northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France, an area which spans the Mediterranean coastline from the French border with Spain to the region of Provence. The area has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production.

    Rhône

    The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône river valley and produces numerous wines. The region's major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC. The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct traditions, the Northern Rhône (referred to in French as Rhône septentrional) and the Southern Rhône (in French Rhône méridional). The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.