Rochecolombe Côtes du Rhône Clairette Bio 2021

This Côtes du Rhône Clairette is golden in color with a green sparkle. The wine has a beautifully complex vanilla nose with further aromas of dried fruit he does a little toasty and smoky with a beautiful elegance. On the palate it is powerful and refined with a lingering finish. This cuvee presents the clairette in its original form, with expressions of delicious fruit and freshness.

The grapes are picked by hand, soaking lasts 1 night after which the grapes are pressed in the early morning. Vinification is first started without yeast, which is added later. The wine matures in 400L barrels for 6 to 8 months.
  • 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

      Clairette

    • Jaartal

      2020

    • Herkomst

      Rhône, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Stoofpot, vis met romige saus, krachtige kazen

    • Smaakprofiel

      Krachtig en geraffineerd

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      13.5 % - 0.75 cl