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Mont Olivet Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2017

Clos du Mont-Oliver 2014 Côtes-du-Rhône | 13.5% | Mellow red fruits ranging from tender raspberries to sliced strawberries combine with a fragrant expression of the garrigue we yearn to find on quality Côtes-du-Rhône but in this case less the sapid rosemary and resinous herbs and more the scrub roses and lavender bound for Gras. 60% Syrah for its subtle but certain depth and structure, this blend also includes 40% Grenache for all its fragrance and fruit. The Famille Sabon who are the Stewards of Clos du Mont-Olivet tell us the “vineyard is located north of Bollene at the boundary between the Vaucluse and Drôme Provençale. The Syrah forming the basis for this wine are grown on the locality "Montueil" –slightly elevated and surrounded by trees, ideal conditions for they are not overripe. The tank is filled by gravity with 60% of the whole cluster on the stems. The work of the wine is made without seeking
maximum extraction to further emphasize the elegance and freshness. Breeding begins in enamel tanks to preserve freshness and after malolactic fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels.”
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston with notes from the Famille Joseph Sabon, March 29, 2016 (all this praise on a Leaf Day no less)

Food Pairings

Steaks, pasta with meat sauces, sausages the spicier the better. Barbecued ribs or chicken. Burgers and brats.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

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