Alary La Gerbaude Côtes Du Rhone 2018
- Cotes du Rhone
- France, 750ml
An easy drinking and popular Cotes du Rhone red. Garnet red colour with sparkling cherry highlights. The nose is expressive, complex with dominant notes of red fruit that grows to the mouth. The palate is smooth, round with a real sense of ripe fruits and refreshing acidity. Supported by fine tannins and a velvety mouth with a lot of persistence and volume. Medium to full bodied.
- Winery: Domaine Alary
- Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
- Region: Cotes du Rhone, France
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 14%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Other: Organic, contains sulphites
- Food match: Roast pork & lamb, game meat; stews and Goulash; grilled vegetables; Indian, Korean and Mexican cuisine; softer & creamy cheeses
Domaine Alary is a family owned southern French winery, situated on the road to Rasteau, which dates back to 1692. The family owns vines grown at altitude near to the village of Cairanne, one of the southern Rhone's most respected appellations.
The Alary estate sits on the road to Rasteau with parcels of vines, some around the house, some known as the “Garrigue” and an independant parcel on higher ground nearer the village of Cairanne. The Alary family's involvement in viticulture and wine production dates back as far as 1692.
Tradition, passion and “savoir-faire” are key element in the vines and the acquired experience has been passed on from one generation to the next. Ten generations have successively played a significant role, guided by the respect for nature and environment.
Proof of this conviction, Denis decided in 2009 to convert to organic farming after many years mastering traditional production techniques. Denis Alary, who has taken up the reins from his father Daniel, is regarded as one of the top producers in the appellation. The 29 hectares of vines comprise 26 hectares of red wines from Grenache dominant and 3 hectares of white wines from Rousanne dominant.
- 87-89/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
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