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Domaine de l'Arnesque Côtes du Rhône 2011

The Experience

Drink When...
You're feeling generous
Listen To...
All is Full of Love by Bjork
Think About...
Givussa cuddle
Drink With...
Spicy ratatouille

The Oddbins Take

This is the most modestly priced of our Domaine l‘Arnesque range, but there is nothing modest about this wine. Not that it’s arrogant and brash. Oh no, that wouldn’t do. We’re English, after all. We just mean that it has vivacious floral, herbal notes amongst juicy blue fruits and generous, Christmassy spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise that are quite enough to make you forget your English reserve, put your tea and high five the next person you see.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône, Southern Rhône
Classification
AOC Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2011
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 4 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
375g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

In stock

£10.75

£10.75

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The Style

Grape
Grenache/Garnacha (80%), Shiraz/Syrah (20%)
Character
Earthy, Leafy Herby, Spicy
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Julian Biscarrat and brother-in-law Sebastian began a small but successful negociant business around 12 years ago, based in the town of Jonquiers in the Southern Rhône. They could see where all the best fruit was coming from and with the proceeds of the business began to buy up small parcels of precious old vine fruit. The first estate bottled wines were in 2005 and they have gone on to make beautiful, critically successful wines ever since.

Julian and Sebastian are passionate about the benefits of old vines and handle the fruit very sympathetically in the winery, to craft precision wines with profound clarity of flavour, freshness and minerality.

The grapes are mostly estate-grown, all from mature vines. The grapes undergo a 20 day maceration, with regular punching down prior to pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After that the wine is blended and moved, in part into neutral, 600 litre oak barrels, and partly into stainless steel for six to eight months. The wine receives a further four to six months bottle age prior to release.

Fleshy and pure, this Côtes du Rhône has bags of floral, herbal notes amongst juicy blue fruits and warm, Christmassy spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise.


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