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Domaine Richaud Terre de Galets Côtes du Rhônetext

Domaine Richaud Terre de Galets Côtes du Rhône 2021

Côtes du Rhône, Rhone Valley, FranceFrom the family-run and organically farmed Domaine Richaud, Terre de Galets blends 40% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 15% Carignan, and 10% Syrah, from 30+ year old vines off 4 plots with noticeable stoniness (galets). Mostly destemmed (the carignan sees whole cluster) this sees a short maceration over native ferment before 8 months in concrete, and bottling without fining or filtration, and minimal SO2 throughout. The 14% is lifted with easy acidity (aided with a prickle of CO2 and a swell of reduction), streaming juicy plum, scrubby thorns, resinous purple florals, and pink peppercorns across sticky tannins, to a snappy and tart finish. A natty CdR best taken with a chill and charcuterie hour.Tasted: 18 March 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$45.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Domaine RichaudDistributors: Juice Imports
Blend: Mourvèdre - Grenache -CarignanCSPC: 232237