2021 Domaine Charvin Le Poutet Cotes du Rhone
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2021 Domaine Charvin Le Poutet Cotes du Rhone

Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$44. 99
$539.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2024-2029)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Run by Laurent Charvin this small family estate has vineyard holdings of 8 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape and 13 hectares in Cotes du Rhone. Certified organic the average age of the vines is over 50 years old. These Grenache based wines follow traditional winemaking techniques with no de-stemming and all aging takes place in cement takes. Charvin’s Côtes du Rhône is regularly rated as one of the very best from this area and perhaps it is not surprising as the vines for this cuvee border directly on to the appellation for Chateauneuf du Pape in the northern sector where they are located.
Dark red core with black tinged edges and a vibrant red hue. Elevated red raspberry and red liquorice aromas laced with clove emanate from the glass trailed by some earthy graphite like notes and peppered herbs. Rich and bustling with energy, delicious red raspberry, red liquorice and red cherry fruits fly across the mid weighted palate. Earthy graphite like characters and an explosion of pepper lie underneath. A combination of fresh acidity and a slightly muscular tannin structure lend tension to the long, elegant and vibrant finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 13.5%