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2016 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône 'Les Amoureux' (Arcane series)
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £27.00
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Tasting Notes:
Typical Xavier: a blend. This time the 2016 Grenache is the star, sourced from several Cru villages in the region.

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Drinking Dates:
2020 to 2030
80% Grenache and 20% each Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Caladoc.
Manual harvest. Determination of harvest dates by daily tasting of the ber- ries combined with phenolic analysis. Long maceration without mechanical extraction. Selection of soils based on their mineral concentration and density. The wine has been mainly matured in concrete tanks in order to preserve the purity of the fruit and the the different terroirs’ tipicity.
Critic Reviews:
'Sourced from parcels in Lirac, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Ras- teau, and higher elevation sites in Beaumes de Venise, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Arcane Vi Les Amoureux (mostly Gre- nache) offers an awesome bouquet of black cherries, black- berries, pepper, garrigue, and olives. Beautifully textured, balanced, and layered, with fabulous purity, it's a rocking wine that has loads of fruit, yet has the purity and elegance that makes this vintage so special. Drink it over the coming 15-20 years.' 94+/100 (Jeb Dunnock)

'A blend of lots from five different Southern Rhône crus (and hence declassified to Côtes du Rhône), the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Arcane VI Les Amourcaux is a stunning effort, showca- sing raspberry and strawberry fruit, a silky-creamy texture and lush, mouthwatering flavors. No, it doesn't speak of the individual terroirs (Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas, Lirac, Rasteau, Vacqueyras), but it delivers sheer deliciousness.' 94/100 (Wine Advocate)

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