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La Griffe Villeneuve - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Cotes du Rhone La Griffe Domaine de Villeneuve 2016

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£32.00

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One Line Description Cotes du Rhone La Griffe Domaine de Villeneuve, Biodynamic wine, zero added sulphur wine, old vine Grenache, wild red wine full of the taste of terroir!
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Southern Rhone, France
Producer Domaine de Villeneuve
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Old Vine Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir Pudding stones, clay, limestone
Total Sulphur Level Below 50 mg/l
Maturation Old barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential A long time, 10 years at least, likely 20.
Production Detail Biodynamic (Ecocert)
Natural Features Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan, Cloudy/Totally Unfiltered, Unfined, Funky Aromas
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Cotes du Rhone La Griffe Domaine de Villeneuve, Biodynamic wine, zero added sulphur wine, old vine Grenache, wild red wine full of the taste of terroir! La Griffe, Villeneuve, it is not really Cotes du Rhone, it is not Chateauneuf, it is simply La Griffe! 50 year old vines of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre just on the outskirts of the Villeneuve domain. The La Griffe vineyard produces stunning quality fruit and the wine is made entirely and only by nature. Wild yeasts, no fining, filtration or temperature control and no sulphur, beautiful wine that will age for years. I had an older vintage only once after 20 wines beforehand but its intensity allied to stunning lively fruit outshone many of the more expensive wines we were tasting. Unique vineyard, unique natural wine!


In 1993, Stanislas Wallut and Philipe du Roy de Blicquy bought Domaine de Villeneuve. They refurbished the estate, built an underground winery and set about converting the 8,4 hectares of vines to biodynamic farming. After a few years, unfortunately, Philippe had to pull out of the project because of health reasons. In 2009, Stan added another 4 hectares of Côtes-du-Rhône, just north of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The complexity of Stan’s wines is due to the low yields he obtains by carefully farming but also the fact that his vines are quite old, with plants between 30 and 100 years old. Stanislas runs his domaine without pretension, his cellar and tasting room are simple and straight forward, his approach to his work is according nature's natural rhythms. His wines are far from simple yet they are very easy drinking and always bring you back for more.

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    David W24/05/2016

    This + cheese + charcuterie = bliss

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