CDR André Brunel 2016
The vines, regrouped in 2 plots located to the east and west of the Rhône, gather all the complexity of the Rhône terroirs.
This wine comes from two terroirs with complementary qualities allowing the Grenache to reveal all its potential: elegance and finesse thanks to the small yields and clay-limestone subsoil of the Saint Geniès de Comolas terroir in the Gard and power and hardiness thanks to the round pebbles and clay subsoil of the Travaillan in the Vaucluse.
The Grenache expresses all its qualities through the wine: exuberance of red fruit, roundness of tannins. The Syrah and the Cinsault bring their structure and elegance. The 2016 vintage, with exceptional climatic conditions, allowed the grenache to fully express itself. This cuvee Est Ouest is then the perfect wine for an aperitive between friends or to destress after a hard day of work.
Red Meat - Charcuterie
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VinificationThe maceration lasts between 20 and 30 days. Rack and return/punching of the cap are carried out on a daily basis during the alcoholic fermentation. The fermentation temperatures are controlled at around 28°C. The devatting is decided upon after tasting.
MaturingThe cuvees age in vats and are bottled without any fining after filtering on pinkish soil.
When to drinkTo fully appreciate the power and finesse of the fruit, it’s recommended to drink this wine while it’s relatively young.
BlendingGrenache (70%), Cinsault (20%), Syrah (10%).
Average age of the vines35 years
Yield35 hl / h
Type of harvestMostly manual