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Cotes du Rhone Aphillantes 2014/15

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One Line Description Delicious ripe Cotes du Rhone, alive, vibrant and never disappoints.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Southern Rhone, France
Producer Domaine Les Aphillantes
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Ageing Potential Very good, the 2007 was showing beautifully after 6 years, the current vintage will mature nicely over the next 5 years.
Production Detail Biodynamic
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur)
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner


Not far from Gigondas in the Rhône valley, Domaine Les Aphillanthes is a 37 hectares wine estate currently run by Daniel Boulle and his wife Hélène. Fourth generation winemakers, Daniel took over the estate in 1987 and started producing his own cuvee from grapes that until that time had been sold to the coopérative. In 2000 after treating his son's bad eczema with natural remedies, he decided to switch to Biodynamic principles. Roll the clock forward and they are now making outstanding natural Cotes du Rhone, both red and white and rose at the domaine. I recently tasted the new 2014 vintage of this excellent cotes du rhone and was delighted to find all that terroir character that i expect from this producer present in the wine. Slightly rough hewn, and still very young, (these are wines that age beautifully and show rich profound fruit and weight after several years in bottle) but with plenty of sweet red fruit at its core and well balanced acidity and soft tannins. Fantastic red for Sunday roasts!
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