Château Rochecolombe Côte du Rhône Villages Bio 2020

This Côtes du Rhône Villages will surprise you with its deep purple color and its breadth and richness on the palate. This wine cannot hide its origins with its low vines on clay-limestone soils. This aromatic wine gives us scents of dried red fruits and balsamic and has powerful tannins.On the palate the tannins are silky smooth and the finish takes us on a whirlwind of pure fruit.
The grapes are harvested entirely by hand, then they go on the sorting table for destemming and removal of leaf debris. Then follows fermentation between 25 and 30 days at a temperature of 28 to 32 degrees. The wine matures for 15 to 24 months in concrete cuves.
  • About Château Rochecolombe

    Born in Oudenaarde, Belgium, Robert Herberigs was a well-known songwriter and visual artist. He bought Château Rochecolombe in 1925 as a second home. At that time, the estate consisted of one large orchard (apricots) and a few plots of vines.

    Just after World War II, his eldest son Gilbert and his wife Geneviève van de Vyvere, took over the reins of the estate. They then converted the apricot fields into vineyards. For the first fifteen years, the harvest was sold to the Cooperative of Bourg Saint Andéol, and a trading house from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In the 1960s, he took a then unusual step by building his own cellar for the production of Côtes- du-Rhône, while in that region the main production at the time was simple table wine.

    Anno 2021, it is Roland, supported by wife Florence and their two children, who is working energetically for the future of this exemplary domain. All the vineyards are cultivated organically and they are also already expressly looking at the superlative, working in biodynamics. The wines all possess great concentration and are not filtered. The "ordinary" Côtes-du-Rhône was already good for a fat nine in the Volkskrant. It is a wine of unprecedented quality within this 'Appellation'.

    • Druif

      50% Grenache , 50% Syrah

    • Jaartal

      2020

    • Herkomst

      Rhône, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Bourgiognon, stoofvlees, wild en diverse kazen.

    • Smaakprofiel

      krachtig en zijdezacht

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      14 % - 0.75 L