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  • Domaine des Gravennes, Terre d'Histoire, Cotes du Rhone Villages Suze La Rousse, France 2016
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    Jamie Collins

Domaine des Gravennes, Terre d'Histoire, Cotes du Rhone Villages Suze La Rousse, France 2016

Domaine des Gravennes, Terre d'Histoire, Cotes du Rhone Villages Suze La Rousse, France 2016

The Estate

Domaine des Gravennes has been in the same family for 4 generations and is now run by two young brothers, Luc and Rémi. Luc was the first to return to the family estate back in 2011, having worked in wine on four different continents; older brother Rémi then joined him, leaving behind his life as an engineer to return home and pursue his passion for the vine.

Highly motivated the pair of them, they have given the estate a serious shot in the arm, creating delicious, balanced and elegant organic wines which have been gathering admirers in the French Press and beyond.

The Wine

2016 was an exceptionally good year in the Southern Rhône, which is obvious in all the wines that the estate produced that year and in particular the Terre d'Histoire, one of their top cuvées.

The wine is full bodied with juicy red berry fruit, ripe tannins, a soft spiciness and the light scent of Provencal garrigue. What really sets it apart though is the exceptional brightness and purity of the fruit and the wonderful overall freshness - both a result of the perfect growing conditions and the brothers' exacting standards in the vineyard and light touch in the winery.

Offered: September 2018

Alcohol: 14.5%

Drinking window: 2018 – 2019.

Food matching: Hearty winter dishes such as stews, roast lamb or roast game.

  • Post author
    Jamie Collins