Maison Les Alexandrins Cotes du Rhone 2020
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 60% Grenache 40% Syrah
This Côtes-du-Rhône offers intense aromas of juicy red berries, with a hint of spice and blackcurrant from the ripe Syrah. On the palate, the silky tannins are beautifully balanced, culminating in a fresh and elegant finish.
This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. The Grenache is grown on vines located in the commune of Vaucluse and the Syrah is from vineyards further north, in Vinsobres. The vineyard soils are rich in quartz and marl limestone with a stony top soil. The stones are excellent for retaining heat and ensure that the grapes achieve full ripeness.
Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins was established by Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain, the Perrin family from Château de Beaucastel, winemaker Guillaume Sorrel and viticulturalist Alexandre Caso in 2015. The partnership of this ‘micro-négociant’ stemmed from a long-standing friendship, a shared love of gastronomy and an aim to create wines that represent the best of their appellations. Now run solely by Nicolas, Alexandre and winemaker Benoît Busseuil, Maison Les Alexandrins is the négociant side of the business and these wines incorporate fruit purchased from a selection of the top growers in each appellation of the Northern Rhône, whereas the fruit for the Domaine Les Alexandrins wines comes entirely from estate-owned vineyards in Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.