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Ortas Tradition Rasteau - Buy 2 get 1 FREE

2016 | France | Rhône 750 ml | 14.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Plum
  • Smoky wood
  • Chocolate
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥340
¥510
  • Product details

    Description:

    From the Rastau 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.

    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

    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.