Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardie Rouge Nines/Rhone Valley 2015
VINTAGE : 2015
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : Rhone Valley, AOP Costières de Nîmes
VARIETALS : 50% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache and 15% Syrah
This cuvée is baptized after our regional bull - a noble adversary in our tradition of bull games where man is pursued by beast, not the other way around. Strong and courageous, he embodies our ideal. Here we’re exploring new territories with the hope of finding the most intimate expression of our terroir.
2015 vintage is the greatest vintage I’ve ever seen in 23 years of making wine. Naturally moderate yields, a warm and dry growing season with exceptionally cool nights produced fresh, concentrated and wonderfully balanced grapes. Powerful and extremely complex, it displays a wide array of aromas such as dark berries, spices, eucalyptus and vanilla welded in great harmony. It's dark color, almost black, announces a wine of great concentration. Rich and velvety, without being heavy, this wine pulls its finish in an aerial display of fresh fruits and ripe tannins.