The Domaine Vallot Le Coriancon Cotes du Rhone 2021 is made in the southern end of the Rhone Valley in the appellation Vinsobre. This is a high altitude region surrounded by the Dentelles and Mont Ventoux mountain ranges. Much sought after features in a wine region, and the low key wines coming out of Vinsobre are the sort that smart wine enthusiasts gobble up. The domaine is currently in their 5th generation of wine makers with Anais Vallot currently steering the ship. In the 1990’s her father began organic conversion and achieved Demeter biodynamic certification in 2007. Currently, Anais continues the efforts and grows some stunning bush trained Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, among others. Fermentation gets bubbling thanks to native yeasts and cement vats are used for ageing. Their Cotes du Rhone is a field blend of grape varieties and struck us as something special. We think you’ll agree.
Tasting Note: This Cotes du Rhone is a field blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Clairette, and Bourboulenc and tastes as unique as it sounds. The 40 year old vines are right outside the wineries door and are all vinified together. Aromas and flavors of fresh cherries, raspberries and damp earth. In addition to the fruit flavors, savory herbs like thyme and fennel showing up. A very well extracted wine with a wide mid palate and a medium body. Lithe mountain wines are a wonderful thing; full flavors that are just ripe and naturally fresh. The wine is drinking wonderfully today and will develop a bit over time, but no need to wait.