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Cotes du Rhone Terre de Mistral 375ml - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Cotes du Rhone Terre de Mistral Estezargues 375ml 2017 Half Bottle

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One Line Description Cotes du Rhone Terre de Mistral Estezargues, HALF BOTTLE, hearty, full bodied, fruity, Natural Grenache blend
Production Method Natural
Country France French
Region Southern Rhone, France
Producer Les Vignerons d'Estezargues
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Grenache, Syrah
Alcohol 14.5%
Terroir Soils here are covered with large round stones characteristic of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. It is named after the famous wind (the Mistral) that blows through the Rhône Valley to the Mediterranean.
Total Sulphur Level Below 50ml/l
Maturation Fully de-stemmed, lightly crushed, and fermented at cool temperatures in traditional concrete cuves for about 15 days. Matured in tank, unoaked. Bottled unfiltered for added complexity.
Production Detail Natural Wine, sustainably grown (certified by Terra Vitis).
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
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Cotes du Rhone Terre de Mistral Estezargues, HALF BOTTLE, hearty, full bodied, fruity, Natural Grenache blend. The Terre de Mistral is Cotes du Rhone with great character and plump fresh fruit, named after the famous cold wind that is funneled down the Rhone valley from the North. Like its sister wine, the Cuvee des Galets, it is made with no intervention, wild yeast and no fining or filtration. This is pure gutsy Rhone, a bit 'Sauvage' round the edges, imagine a large terra cotta jug of the stuff with some stew of wild boar in a blustery winter night when the mistral is blowing and you get the picture. Very moreish and very good value.


Les Vignerons d'Estezargues is a super little Co-Op located near Avignon. Like other Co-Operative wineries, they receive grapes from members and use them to make bulk wines, usually Grenche, Syrah and Mourvedre. Here they work a little differently though, as since 1995 they have been making natural wines, and not just gimmicky, box-ticking natural wines - proper natural wines. Only indigenous grapes are used here, no filtration, no fining and an absolute minimum of sulphites. Whilst not certified, the growers restrict chemical use on the vineyards. Working in this way allows them to produce wines of incredible character but at probably the best price you're likely to find for a wine like this.

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