2018
Côtes du Rhône

Red Blend
SKU: 1LBCROG318
$20
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$18.00 Member Price*
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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, OH, 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: 

Harvest 2018 - a vintage of contrasts 2018 was a vintage of extremes with abundant rain in the Spring and a heat wave in the Summer. Yet harvest conditions were close to perfect in September and October with warm days, cool nights and a little Mistral wind to dry off the morning dew. The acidity levels were also very good, providing bright, crisp yet lush profiles on the rosés and stone fruit notes on the white wines. The grapes were in very good condition allowing for long macerations of up to one month for the red wines which have soft and supple tannins. They are good and charming wines.

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:
Mushroom Omelette