Notes: Cherry, Plum, Brambles Cranberry Nutmeg, Pepper Cinnamon
Alcohol (%): 14.5
Origin: Rhone Valley, France
Maker: Domaine Grande Bellane
- Syrah (Shiraz)
Fermentation: Organic, Vegan Heavy Wood
Decanting: 2 hours
Asian Food Pairing: Wok-fried beef noodles, Mutton Shashlik
Western Food Pairing: Pepper steak, Grilled lamb chops, Cheese
Domaine Grande Bellane Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas Cuvee ‘Sans Soufre’ AOP 2020
Domaine Grande Bellane Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas Cuvee ‘Sans Soufre’ is a wonderful natural wine produced with minimal treatment. Intense red colour. Delightful ripe black cherry and red fruit aromas with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Rich and full-bodied palate that shows freshness, subtle mineral notes and ripe tannins.
Ageing potential: 5 years from vintage.
100% Syrah. The fruit comes from family owned vineyards that lie in beautiful hilly countryside and are cultivated organically with no artificial fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. The vineyards are located at around 400 metres altitude and vines grow on a base of chalky-clayey soil with large pebbles. The vineyard experiences a Mediterranean climate influenced by hot summers and mild winters.
Harvesting the grapes at optimum ripeness, destemming and gentle crushing. Fermentation with native yeasts at a controlled temperature between 18–28°C. Fermentation lasts for 3 weeks to ensure a soft tannin, colour and flavour extraction from the skins. No suplhites added and the wine has been made without any animal based products.