WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Rhone Blend
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

90pts James Suckling A straight-up, bright and juicy style that offers ripe dark fruit and a swathe of gently sinewy tannin. Drink now.


A straight-up, bright and juicy style that offers ripe dark fruit and a swathe of gently sinewy tannin. Drink now. Sourced from a terroir of rocky, sandy clay soils (limestone bedrock and chalky rolled stone) near the town of Sainte-Cécile-les-vignes, the vines of the Côtes du Rhône cuvée VIRIDI are grown organically and benefit from a very windy, semi-mediterranean climate typical of the region. The resulting grapes are intense and well structured.

VIRIDI, latin for green, honours our understanding of organic viticulture and this very fruity, lovely and supple wine.

TASTING NOTES 

To the eye, the dress has a beautiful ruby red color.
The nose expresses aromas of red fruits (raspberries) as well as slight spicy and herbaceous notes (liquorice, fresh herbs). The palate is fruity & round with a nice freshness. Aromas of strawberry jam and undergrowth express themselves and balance perfectly.

THE STORY TO KNOW

 Laurent Brotte operates this family-owned business, which encompasses the Domaine Barville estate, plus several other labels under the Brotte umbrella. Most famous of these is probably the La Fiole range, which includes the non-vintage La Fiole du Pape, normally a blend of wines from the past four vintages—30% wines that are three to four years old and 70% wines that are one to two years old. The Brotte range includes various offers from Cairanne and the Côtes du Rhône, which will be reviewed in Part 2 of my report. The wines are normally priced fairly for the quality. --Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate