2018 Mas de Libian Cotes du Rhone Bout d'Zan

Rhone Valley, France

Effortless Grenache-dominant blend that shows a fresher side of the Rhone Valley. Super value on offer here.

$35.00

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About The Wine

This is an absolute steal of a wine.

This is a blend of Grenache (75%), and Syrah from selected biodynamically farmed vineyards in the Rhone Valley. There's something magical about these wines from Mas de Libian. They have a sense of life and energy that is palpable. Not to mention, the effortless purity that you see in the glass.

The name 'Bout d’Zan' refers to the patriarch's nickname as a kid, however, today it refers to the lick of licorice that the winemakers see in the wine each year.

It's a red wine that makes you want to sit a swirl. A rosy, cherried, lighter frame Grenache blend that shows the efficacy of gentle farming and low intervention winemaking. Spring and Summer in red wine form. Brilliant stuff for the dollars asked.

Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Rhone Valley, France
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From The Producer

Terroir : A mosaic of different terroirs: clay-limestone, river rocks, sand. Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers, little rainfall, and a lot of wind.

Viticulture : Certified Organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Yield: 45 hl/ha. Methods: gobelet pruning for the Grenache, with pruning of shoots ahead of time to limit yields, trellising for the Syrah with removal of extra leaves. Harvest is entirely by hand with very careful sorting, cluster by cluster, of undesired grapes.

Vinification : Respectful of Biodynamic and limited-intervention principles. Blending of grape varieties in tank. 100% de-stemmed. Light crushing. Temperature-regulated fermentation. 15 days of maceration. One pump-over per day, punch-downs only if necessary. Running-off by gravity. Pneumatically pressed. 9 months aging in large oak barrels for 30% of the wine.

Blend : Grenache (75%), Syrah (25%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hélène during harvest
Hélène during harvest
Rhone Valley, France
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DDS review

"No worries! This is a red wine that can be set aside and aged for many years, but you can also (very easily) drink it now. It’s good-humored and enjoys good company; it will be joyful as an aperitif at a picnic, will be happy with a last-minute meal with friends, yet will not lose its personality or presence if invited to dine with the mother-in-law." - Mas de Libian

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Bright, fresh and juicey fruit. A well made CDR with some great youthful red berry notes. Smashable.

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Sorry I bought this wine for the novelty value as we have a similar name .I found it rather thin .OK as a $10.00 bottle .I wouldn’t buy again

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