Wine Domaine Santa Duc, Selections "Les Vieilles Vignes", Cotes du Rhone AOC, 2010
Reviews of purchase Domaine Santa Duc, Selections "Les Vieilles Vignes", Cotes du Rhone AOC, 2010
The wine is dark purple-red color.
Taste wine dense, fruity, spicy, savory, with rounded and soft tannins, balanced acidity and slight bitterness. In the aftertaste felt raspberry nuances.
In spicy-fruity aroma of wine is dominated by notes of black plum, raspberry, cherry and spice. At the finish there are tones of toasted bread.
The wine goes well with ham, cold meats, grilled meat, duck fillet, soft cheeses (brie, camembert and others.).
Wine Domaine Santa Duc, Selections "Les Vieilles Vignes" is made from a blend of six varieties of grapes with the dominant variety Grenache collected from the old 50-year-old vines. Soil of the vineyard - mixed, consisting of marl, red clay, stone and slate. The grapes are harvested by hand, carefully sorted out. The berries are separated from the ridges. Next comes a lengthy process of fermentation. Excerpt passes on the lees in steel tanks in a room with a strictly controlled temperature. Before bottling the wine is not filtered.
Winery Domaine Santa Duc manages Yves Gras, a fourth-generation winemaker, and it was he who started the production of wines under its own brand. Prior to 1985, the entire harvest from vineyards negotsiantskim sold homes. In a very short period Yves Gras achieved stunning success and recognition Domain tasting at the local and global markets. Today, more than 90% of production is exported. Domain hallmark is a very low yield vineyards, the average age of the vines is 40 to 50 years. Currently, the Russian market presents four wines Domain Santa Duke of two appellations of the Rhone Valley - Zhigondas and Cotes du Rhone. Noteworthy is the fact that none of the wine domain is not filtered, thus preserving his body and structure.
"... Vina Santa Duc combine the richness and fire Zhigondas classic and elegance, perfection, which is lacking in many members of the appellation" - Robert Parker.