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  • 105. Côtes-du-Rhône AC 2014

    Domaine Charvin

    81% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Carignan (14% alc.)

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    This wine is given just the same care as Charvin’s Châteauneuf. There is a 20 day cuvaison with no destemming before 16 months in cuve prior to bottling without filtration. The 2014 is another very good example with rich, complex fruit and a spicy, natural, unforced quality. For drinking now to 2021.

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Winemaker
Laurent Charvin, Domaine Charvin
Location
Orange. Between Châteauneuf du Pape and Orange, nr Maucoil
Size of domaine
21 hectares (including 13 CDR) 50,000 bts produced CDR. 75% bottled, rest negoce.
Grape
81% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Carignan. Age of vines – 45yrs average. 20 parcels. R110 and Rupestris du Lot rootstock. Density of 2,500 to 4,000 per hectare trained The vines are goblet for the grenache/carignan and cordon de royat for syrah.
Terroir
Lower lying terraces of the Rhône to the north of the CNDP appellation at an elevation of 85 metres. Clay/limestone sandy and river stones in places. 20 different parcels.
Viticulture
No chemicals at all. Ploughs at least 3 times a year between spring to summer. De-buds and vendanges verts if needed. Sulphur against oidium and uses organic fertiliser. Manual harvest and trie in the vineyard. Yield 40 h/h.
Vinification
Natural yeasts. Not destalked at all – grapes just lightly crushed. Each grape is fermented separately. Ferments in cement cuves with natural yeasts at 25 to 33C. Remontage once a day. Length of cuvaison – 15-20 days. Pneumatic press and press wine is assembled at the start. Cellars are not heated to encourage the malo. Cement cuve aged only. Wine fined with gelatine but not filtered. Bottled in Jan after 16 months.
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