Côtes du Rhône Rouge Cuvée Laurent B, Domaine Brusset
France – 2019
Tasting Note: Subtle but approachable Côtes du Rhône, filled with red berries - raspberries, redcurrants and strawberries - on the nose and the palate.
Food Matching: Rack of lamb with red-currant wine sauce, beef steaks with peppercorn sauce, lemon-coriander game hens or even seared tuna pepper steaks.
Vineyard: The soils are clayey-limestone and stony. The yields are 45 hl/ha. The grapes are 100% hand-picked from the domaines own vineyards.
Vinification: All the grapes are destalked before fermentation which lasts 8 - 10 days at a constant temperature of 28 degrees C. Each grape variety is harvested and vinified separately and then blended together after malolactic fermentation. 80% of the wine is then aged in steel while the remaining 20 is aged in large oak barrels for 6 months.