La Maison de Cascavel, Cascavel, Grande Réserve Emma, AOC Rasteau, Rouge, 2017

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Story

The story
Our Emma Vieilles Vignes Reserve comes from selected plots cultivated on hills around the Rasteau village. This wine is made from fully matured grapes picked at the end of September.
Location
The vineyards loom around Rasteau village, from 150m to 350m above the Ouvèze river. South facing toward the sun, they embody a typical landscape of major Rhône Valley appellations with hand shaped plots on which the vine is full with other traditional cultures of Provence such as olive trees and truffle oaks.
Terroir
This generous and naturally well balanced wine, comes from selected vines of two typical parts of the appellation. Some on the hillsides facing the sun of Provence, on southern slopes of Rasteau, and others cultivated at the foot of the village. Vineyards are protected by hills from the Mistral, cold and dry northern wind, and perfectly warmed by sun rays. Most of the rain falls in spring and autumn and enters deeply through these very dry and stony soils. This climate is especially favourable to these vines achieving an ideal maturity.
In the vineyard
The surface area of the plots is often less than 2 hectares. The soils are based on beige marl, with an abundance of rolled pebbles and scree. The exposure is oriented South, South-East. The altitude of the plots varies between 150 and 350 m.
Vinification
Grapes are destemmed at reception and undergo a one day cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation is then temperature-controlled at about 26°C, then a four
weeks long vatting will enable attaining a beautiful concentration
Ageing
This wine is then aged for almost a year in two oak demi-muids of 600l and regular tasting enables monitoring their perfect evolution until obtaining fine and silky tannins.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 50%
Syrah : 35%
Mourvèdre : 15%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Served at 17°C.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
You can enjoy our Cuvee Reserve Emma now or you can wait a few years.
Revealing all the generosity and the richness of Mediterranean blends.
Visual appearance
The wine has a deep ruby red colour, with bluish reflections.
At the nose
The nose is pure, powerful and spicy, combining red fruit aromas with soft vanilla scents. This wine is concentrated and full on the palate with fresh and toasty hints.
On the palate
And well-balanced ripe red fruit, spicy and mocha aromas. Very elegant and a long, cherry and dark chocolate notes’ finish.
Food and wine pairings
With gourmet food, characterful meat or tasty cheeses, our Cuvee Emma also smoothly accompanies chocolate dessert.

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