Southern Rhône, France
AOC Côtes du Rhone
25-years-old Grenache and 15-years-old Syrah vines planted in clay-limestone soils
Hand-harvested grapes, de-stemmed & sorted in the vineyard and again at the winery. Long-vatting for 25-days to maximize extraction in temperature-controlled tanks.
Aging is done in subterranean cement tanks for several months before bottling.
Denis Cheron, originally from Burgundy’s Côtes du Nuits, fell in love with the region and its potential and bought La Grand Comtadine in the 1960’s. Using his knowledge of Burgundian winemaking practices, Denis improved the conditions of the vineyards. His efforts were rewarded with healthy, quality grapes that had developed finesse and showed the terroir in the glass.