The cuvee is 80% Grenache & 20% Syrah aged in steel tank for freshness. The nose shows black & blue fruits with a graphite edge backed up by a core of minerality. The palate has upfront black fruit with additional notes of mineral and cracked black pepper with moderate acidity. A bit more earth vs 2015. D&M Tasting Notes
Around the estate, North/South orientation in the so-called areas “Saint Dominique”. Sandy and clay soil with some round pebbles.
Picking by hand with a first selection at the vineyard, and sorted out a second time on a sorting table upon arrival in the cellar, destemming. Approximately 18 days of vatting in heat regulated stainless steel tanks. Devatting is done gently by “pigeage” (stomping of grapes in open fermentation tanks) and punching down the cap. 12 to 18 months aging.
La Bastide Saint Dominique 2016 Cotes Du Rhone
- Brand: La Bastide
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 66
- SKU #: 6121