2017
Côtes du Rhône

Red Blend
Description

As of 1976, Mr Bernard traveled throughout the Rhône Valley in search of exceptional winegrowers producing wines of great authenticity and true to their terroir. Since then, close partnerships have been established with more than 20 respected vineyard owners. 40 years later, the Louis Bernard spirit is still alive and has been given a new inspiration thanks to a young and dynamic team established in the village of Gigondas. Generous, convivial, accessible are the descriptions that come to mind when discovering these inspiring wines. With Louis Bernard wines, enhance every moment!

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Lovely dark, garnet color.

Aroma: 

Bouquet of red berries with lots of black Grenache character.

Palate: 

Rich and ample with silky tannins and a long, elegant finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Côtes du Rhône, France
  • Varietals:
    • Grenache
    • Syrah
  • Aging: Grown according to organic agriculture standards.
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Red Meat, Roast Pork, Grilled Chicken
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
mush omelets
Sauces:
Pepper Sauce
SKU: 1LBCROG317
$18