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2007 Domaine des Côteaux des Travers Rasteau (VDN) Vin Doux Naturel Rouge
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £15.00
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Tasting Notes:
One of the most interesting wines from this little known appellation, Rasteau is well-known for its red Village wines but few know that it had its own appellation for sweet fortified wines. Most producers make lightweight VDNs but Robert Charavin produces a thick, rich, unctuous red which combines the pleasures of both cough mixture and tawny Port. Open bottles keep fresh for several weeks.
Drinking Dates:
2012 to 2022
Grenache Noir
Grapes are destemmed. During fermentation, the must is pushed down 2-3 times each day until there is only 90 grams/litre sugar. Grape spirit (96%) is added to stop the fermentation ("Mutage sur marc"). Maceration follows the fermentation for about 10 days; after this, the wine is aged in 228 litre barrels for one year.
Critic Reviews:
Recommended (Guide Hachette)
Serve chilled as an aperitif or with Chocolate cake or blue cheeses

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