An easy-drinking Côtes du Rhône.
Round - Fruity
Domaine du Riou
It is the father-in-law of Raymond Leroy, the kingpin of the Vignoble des Agaises (Ruffus), who acquired 6 hectares of vines located in St Laurent de Carnols and St Michel d'Euzet, north of Orange. A gift for his grandchildren, John (bio-engineer) and Arnaud Leroy (computer scientist), who both work at Les Agaises. The vineyard is planted with Syrah, Grenache and Carignan on stony sandstone and limestone terraces. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
Tentation is a summery, greedy wine, with a very good value for money.
Hand picked. Partial or total de-stemming. Classic vinification red.
Nose of ripe red fruits with a hint of pepper brought by the Syrah.
Greedy mouth, with soft tannins. Medium persistence.
Cold meats, terrines, grilled meats.
|Domain||Domaine du Riou|
|Appellation||AOP Côtes du Rhône|
|Dominant grape variety||Grenache|
|Blend||60% Grenache-30% Carignan-10% Syrah|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||3-4 years|