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2020 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.

$38.00

Rated 4.3 out of 5
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About The Wine

This is an absolute steal of a wine.

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

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

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

About Mas de Libian

Mas de Libian is an historic, family-owned farm and winery in the Ardeche region of the southern Rhone, to the west of the river flowing south, up towards the rocky centre of France.

The Thibon family have been here since 1670, and current winemaker Helene Thibon now looks over 25 hectares of lovingly maintained, horse-ploughed chemical-free vineyards - all certified organic and biodynamic.

They focus oo the traditional southern Rhone varieties of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, and release lo-fi wines of real purity and interest. A la votre!

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

Terroir: mosaic of different terroirs: clay-limestone, river rocks, sand. Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers, little rainfall, and a lot of wind.
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 ageing in large oak barrels for 30% of the wine.

Blend : Grenache (75%), Shiraz (25%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hélène during harvest
Hélène during harvest
Rhone Valley, France
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An excellent wine for the money

Smooth tasting, soft, fruity mid-weight blend. Excellent with everything from chick pea pancake to lamb rump.

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Young wine

This wine was ok but probably better with cellaring. I really love that a woman made this wine, which I’m big on supporting at a different Drop, but unfortunately it gave both of us a slight hangover the next day, which could be due to the natural fermentation of the wine?

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Top Cotes Du Rhone

All of the bright fruit and spicy gamay structure you expect from southern Rhone but with an unexpected level of purity and opulence in mouthfeel you would hope for from a top pinot. Very well made wine. No hint of VA, Brett or Mouse.

Tried one and went back to grab more

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Cracking CDR

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

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