Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone 2020
Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone
The Brunel family has lived in the Southern Rhone since the 18th century. Andre Brunel's grandfather established the family winemaking tradition, and Andre himself took over the reins of running the Cailloux estate from his father in 1971. Under Andre's expert direction, Les Cailloux is now widely recognised as a world-class domaine. The vineyard holdings today span 80 hectares throughout the southern Rhone valley and Andre also makes outstanding value Cotes du Rhone.
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 2014 vintage, less hot than the previous ones, brings this note of elegance to this wine that makes it a perfect choice for enjoying moments with your friends or destress after a hard working day.
The 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%. The devatting is decided upon after tasting. The cuvees age in vats and are bottled without any fining after filtering on pinkish soil.
Andre Brunels skills have earned him worldwide recognition for the intensity and concentration of his wines, combining modern technical expertise and traditional power of the region. The Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone is balanced intense and powerful, with spicy, savoury fuit and a white pepper and plum fruit finish.