Domaine de la Griveliere Cotes du Rhone
Powerful and concentrated on the nose—ripe blackberry, cherry and raspberry preserves underscored with earthy, gamy, spicy notes. Full-bodied on the palate with soft, plush fruit wrapped around a core of firm yet velvety tannins and balanced by exactly enough acidity.
$14.00 / Bottle $168.00 / Case
Domaine de la Grivelière, managed by Monsieur Robert Gent, is situated in the Gard Department on the Right Bank of the Rhône. You may be familiar with wines of Lirac; Domaine de la Grivelière is located nearby in the picturesque little village of Saint Géniès de Comolas.
You might recognize the ancient Roman Pont du Gard—the most famous landmark in the region!
The Domaine’s vineyards on terraces and hillsides are surrounded by the garrigue scrubland, cooled by the Mistral and drenched by the dazzling sun of the Midi.
The soils are varied depending on the particular location; they can range from limestone covered with a thin layer of red clay and gravel, alluvial terraces consisting of quartz pebbles and red clay, to sands mixed with small pebbles. Each soil type is carefully matched to one of the traditional grape varieties to produce the best expression of grape and terroir.
For the past 20 years Domaine de la Grivelière has worked in partnership with Maison Brotte, a famous producer in Châteauneuf du Pape.
They have an innovative partnership where each party contributes their expertise and experience and where the two are solidly united for the long term under the name of the marketed wine.
Maison Brotte, is an independent family business going back three generations. It was founded in 1931 in Châteauneuf du Pape by Charles Brotte, a pioneering winegrower of the Rhône Valley.
Maison Brotte, during the 1980's, began making wine for several appelations of the Rhône Valley in their own cellars in Châteauneuf du Pape.
Domaine de la Grivelière’s Côtes du Rhône is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvedre.
It is vinified using time-honored methods and modern wine-making equipment to obtain a wine that showcases the Rhône character.