2013 Domaine la Colliere "La Fontaine" Rasteau

SKU #1300279 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, from 40- to 70-year-old vines, the 2013 Rasteau La Fontaine is a gorgeous effort that has classic Rasteau richness and depth, yet also shows a seamless, elegant and classy style. Black raspberry, currants, ground herbs and pepper all emerge from this full-bodied, nicely concentrated effort, and while it has a soft, supple feel, it should evolve nicely for 4-5 years. Located in Rasteau, this small, family run estate was create by Georges Perrot, who bottled his first wine in 2002 while renting cellar space from Andre Romero of Domaine Soumade. (JD)  (1/2015)

K&L Notes

Like Domaine des Bosquets in Gigondas, Domaine La Colliere in Rasteau suffers a bit from being in the shadow of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Still, this allows us to enjoy the wines for good prices compared to what we’d pay for a comparable wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. At Domaine La Colliere, the husband-and-wife team Georges and Delphine Perrot make extraordinary wines from their 30 vineyard plots, which span 25 hectares. Georges and Delphine decided to break away from the traditional style of many Rasteau wines: over-extracted and over-the-top. Instead they focus on making aromatic, fresh, bright and lively wines that have a lifted feel. They achieve this through manual farming, fermentation in mostly old concrete tanks, and reduction of chemical use. And of course the terroir of red clay, gravel, pale limestone clay and blue clay soils. Their wines are terroir-driven and exude freshness, fruit, and harmony between tannins and acidity. The 2013 Domaine La Colliere “La Fontaine” Rasteau may be one of the best wine values of the entire 2013 Rhône vintage. Made from 80% Grenache grapes and 20% Mourvèdre sourced from 70-year-old vines, the 2013 Domaine La Colliere “La Fontaine” Rasteau is a beautiful wine with aromas of raspberry, spice, herbs and hints of stone. Fruits and pepper accents hit the palate as this lively, fresh offering unfolds. Perfect for pizza, spicy meat dishes or red pasta sauces, this wine will sing with almost all meat-inspired dishes.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Rasteau