Le Bon Cote, Rouge 2020
A supple red with delicious red and black fruits, pepper and dried herb character.
A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache from sustainably farmed vineyards throughout the Languedoc in Southern France. A supple red with deliciously ripe red and black fruits, pepper and Mediterranean herb character. A touch of liquorice and aniseed balance out this bright fruit on the palate, with freshness of acidity throughout.
Producer: Bon Cote (Domaine des Lauriers)
Region/Country: Languedoc, France
Grape/s: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
Production Method: Sustainable. Cool fermentation to enhance aromatics, stainless steel.
Style: Medium bodied, supple red fruits, lightly herbal
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats, bbq
Profile: Grenache is an extremely widely planted variety, very well suited to warmer climates, where it is commonly blended with the likes of Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah and Carignan. It grows as a bush vine, making it suited to drought conditions and helping to protect the fruit from sun and wind damage. Wines display vivid red colour and vibrant red fruit character alongside distinctive Mediterranean herb flavourings. With added ripeness Grenache can take on a more medicinal tinge and greatly concentrated, dried fruit flavours. There are many old vine plantings throughout the Southern Rhone and Australia, and the wines produced from these offer extremely good value for money.
Classic Regions: Southern Rhone (France), Rioja, Priorat (Spain), McLaren Vale (Australia), Swartland (South Africa)