Cotes du Rhone Rouge Mathilde Clos St Michel, full bodied, juicy Chateauneuf-style Cotes du Rhone. This estate de-stems about 50% of its grapes, aims for high extraction and ages in foudres for about 12-16 months. If you seek characterful Côtes-du-Rhône in the embryonic “Neuf” idiom then the supple Mathilde, (80% Grenache, 20% Syrah from 15-40 year old vines) all juicy jammy fruits (strawberry, plum and orange) with a hint of bitter olive, delivers the smoky bacon. It is also excellent value in a region where the good wines are going up and up in price.
|Producer||Clos Saint-Michel, Frank Mousset|
|Region||Southern Rhone, France|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Ageing Potential||5-8 years|
|Food Matching||Charcuterie, Hard Cheese, Red Meat|