Maison Emma M.Louise , Les Soirées d'Emma, La Truffe Noire, AOC Côtes du Rhône, Rouge, 2020

The Rhône valley is home to some of France’s most appealing and adaptable wines and Côtes du Rhône is the flagship red. Versatile and adaptable.

Story

The story
A great wine that shows character and elegance, able to rival the most notorious growers of this appellation. It is also our way to celebrate a historical grape varietal, king of the southern Rhône: Grenache.
To get the best out of our Grenache, we let nature shine and only select sustainably managed parcels, with a strict winter pruning in order to limit the yield in favor of concentration. We use manual harvesting techniques and pick at full maturity.
Location
Vineyards are located all over Visan Village know for producing fresh and elegant grapes.
Terroir
Sustainable viticulture with de-leafing, de-budding and green harvest. Hand-harvested at peak maturity followed by a light crushing and a traditional vinification in closed concrete tanks. Fermentation at 28°C - 30°C with a twice daily pump-over for 15 to 20 days, followed by cap plunging and lees stirring. After completing its malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in oak casks for 12 months and is bottled in the autumn/winter of the following year.
In the vineyard
Sustainable viticulture with de-leafing, de-budding and green harvest. Hand-harvested at peak maturity.
Vinification
Light crushing and a traditional vinification in closed concrete tanks. Fermentation at 28°C - 30°C with a twice daily pump-over for 15 to 20 days, followed by cap plunging and lees stirring.
Ageing
After completing its malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in oak casks for 12 months and is bottled in the autumn/winter of the following year.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 70%
Syrah : 15%
Mourvèdre : 10%
Cinsault : 5%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites. Does not contain egg or egg products. Does not contain milk or milk-based products.
Agriculture Raisonnée

Advice

Serving
Serve at 17 °C. Suitable for relaxed social occasions and formal dinners.
Ageing potential
2 to 3 years
Visual appearance
Dark ruby with light edges.
At the nose
Medium intensity with aromas of small stone fruits and delicately spicy hints of pepper and thyme.
On the palate
Smooth, warming, and elegant. Its aromas recall wild red fruits, dark cherries, forest floor and liquorice. The tannins are smooth and well.
Food and wine pairings
Enjoy with robust flavors and textures like sausages, BBQ steak with béarnaise sauce and pastry dishes.