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2019 Domaine de l'Agramante Cuvee M'arricriu Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Rhone Valley, France

Red fruits, spices and some brilliant moreish tannin - this little organic Cote du Rhone is superb value.

$29.00

About

About The Wine

The Cuvee M'arricriu is a blend on Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Counoise born from organic vines in the Rhone Valley.

'M'arricriu' translates to “I enjoy the life” in the Sicilian dialect, and if you buy this, so will you.

It's a wine that is deceptively serious for the price point. The fruit is bright red and succulent from first sip. But underneath, a sheath of silty, moreish tannin makes it a little more serious than you may expect.

Top value from this region given the small scale, hands on production. A new cult favourite for your hit list.

About Domaine de l'Agramante

Young Sicilian petrochemical engineer, Carlo La Rocca, had something of mid-life crisis in 2018.

At the theoretical half-way point in his life, he knew he didn't want to spend the rest of his life "in a jar". Wine was where his heart was. So he followed it. He followed it all the way to the Rhone Valley to being his second life.

He purchased a stamp-sized plot under vine in the town of Sabran and committed from day one to farm it without any synthetic sprays. With a little help from his friends at Mas de Libian, he has launched a small, boutique label that is taking flight.

The wines are bright, energetic examples of the Rhone with excellent tannin underlying the pure, delicious fruit. Domaine de l'Agramante is a name to watch.

Vigneron Carlo La Rocca
Vigneron Carlo La Rocca
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Terroir : South facing sandy-silty terraces. Mediterranean climate and very windy.

Cultivation: Cultivation without the use of pesticides or herbicides. I use green manures for nutritive contributions. The yield is 40 Hl/Ha. The vines are goblet trained with disbudding and leaf thinning. The harvest is entirely manual with strict sorting in the plot and made in crates.The selection of healthy grapes allows me to reduce to a minimum the doses of added
sulphites.

Vinification: Grapes are blended in vats, by plot, and vats assembled before bottling. 100% de-stemming. Light crushing. Fermentation temperatures regulated. Maceration for 6 days. Daily pumping over. Ageing 5 months in vats. No filtration, I give the wines time to clarify by sedimentation but it is possible to find tart deposits that do not alter the organoliptic qualities of the wine

Blend : Grenaches 35%, Syrah 25%, Cinsault 25%, Counoise 15%
Drink Until : 2024

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