Unveiling the Exquisite Elegance of Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun
Indulge in a sensory journey through the vineyards of Cotes du Rhone Villages, France, where the Brotte winemakers have crafted a true masterpiece: the Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun, AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2018. This exceptional wine, presented in a 750ml bottle, encapsulates the essence of the region and showcases the harmonious marriage of tradition and innovation.
Region: Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France
The Enchanting Terroir Behind the Elegance
Nestled within the enchanting Cotes du Rhone Villages region in the Rhone Valley of France, the vineyards of Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun thrive in a terroir that exudes character and distinction. The vines, strategically planted on slopes composed of clay-sand stones and gravels, grow in poor soils that flawlessly drain water, resulting in wines that boast a refreshing acidity. The Mediterranean climate, accompanied by the powerful Mistral wind, bestows warmth upon the grapes while shielding them from excessive humidity. It is within this unique environment that the Brotte winemakers orchestrate the creation of their masterpiece.
Grape Variety: Grenache, Syrah
The Symphony of Flavors Unveiled
Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun, a symphony of flavors, masterfully combines two noble grape varieties: Grenache and Syrah. This exquisite blend harmoniously showcases their individual characteristics, creating a wine that tantalizes the senses.
A Melody of Aromas and Richness
Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting symphony of flavors that awaits within each bottle of Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun, AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2018.
Color: As you pour this elixir into your glass, a deep ruby hue catches the light, hinting at the richness that lies within.
Nose: Upon lifting the glass to your lips, you’ll be greeted by a well-balanced bouquet of black fruit notes, accompanied by subtle hints of mint, violet, and vanilla. It is a captivating invitation to explore further.
Palate: Allow the velvety liquid to caress your palate, and you’ll discover a wine that is both rich and concentrated, with an elegant demeanor. The soft and melting tannins create a luxurious texture, while the flavors of wild berries and black cherry dance harmoniously across your taste buds. The finale, a crescendo of flavors, lingers on the palate, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Crafted with Precision and Passion
The creation of Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and passion of the Brotte winemakers. By harnessing the unique characteristics of the region, they have achieved a wine that embodies the true essence of Laudun.
Thanks to the optimal climate, both the Syrah and Grenache grapes reach their peak of maturity before the harvesting process begins. To preserve the integrity of the fruit, the grapes are swiftly transported to the winery in small cases, ensuring minimal oxidation of the precious juice.
The winemaking process is a delicate dance, with each grape variety vinified separately to allow their distinctive qualities to shine. The Syrah ferments at a controlled temperature below 27°C, followed by a brief maceration period of two weeks, resulting in a captivating explosion of black fruit flavors. This variety also contributes to the wine’s silky tannins, adding to its complexity.
Grenache, on the other hand, undergoes vinification at a slightly higher temperature (28-29°C), extracting power and richness. The maceration period is extended to three to four weeks, enabling the fruit to impart maximum complexity to the wine. Aging gracefully for eight months in 100-year-old oak vats, the wine develops a delightful richness and length. Additionally, concrete vats are employed, further revealing the true essence of the fruit.
Elevate Your Wine Experience with Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun
In the realm of exceptional wines, Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun, AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2018, stands as a true gem. Its journey begins amidst the captivating terroir of Cotes du Rhone Villages, where nature’s gifts intertwine with the artistry of the winemakers. With each sip, you are transported to the sun-kissed slopes, the gentle whispers of the Mistral wind, and the mastery of a winemaking tradition centuries in the making.
Experience the symphony of flavors, the velvety texture, and the captivating aromas that make Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun an extraordinary companion for your most cherished moments. Whether you are savoring it with loved ones or celebrating a special occasion, this wine promises an enchanting journey through the terroir, unlocking the true elegance of the Rhone Valley. Cheers to the art of winemaking and the allure of Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun!
Brotte – Bord Elegance Laudun, AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2018, 750ml
Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France
The vines are planted on slopes which are composed of clay-sand stones or gravels, with poor soils which drain water perfectly and give to the wines of the area their freshness and acidity. Also benefiting from a Mediterranean climate and powerful local Mistral wind, the grapes thrive with warmth and do not suffer from humidity. Thus, the wines are powerful, round and flavoursome. Heat and freshness combined provide Laudun wine great harmony and balance, which can not be found in the rest of the Rhône Valley.
- Color – Dark ruby.
- Nose – Well balanced with black fruit notes, mint, violet and vanilla hints.
- Palate – Rich, concentrated and elegant, with soft and melting tannins. Aromas of wild berries and black cherry follow on harmoniously. The finale is long and flavorful.
Thanks to the climate, Syrah and Grenache reach perfect maturity before harvesting. The grapes are quickly transported to the winery in small cases to avoid the oxidation of the juice. Each variety is vinified separately. Syrah ferments at a temperature below 27°C, then macerates shortly during 2 weeks to bring maximum black fruit flavour. This variety also provides the majority of the tannins. Punching of the cap and releasing enable to extract maximum tannins. Grenache is vinified at higher temperature (28-29°C) to extract power and fat. The maceration lasts long (3 to 4 weeks) to get maximum complexity from the fruit of the Grenache. Ageing takes place during 8 months in 100 year old oak vats to develop fat and length, and concrete vats to reveal the fruit.