Estezargues Les Oliviers Cotes du Rhone
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PRODUCER: Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues, created in 1965, is a co-operative cellar in the small town of Estézargues which is located near Avignon. Emloying conscientious farming, and with the majority of the estates converted to organic.
WINEMAKING: The grapes are fully destemmed, lightly crushed and fermented at cool temperatures in traditional concrete cuves for about 15 days. Maturation takes place in tank for 8-15 months. Les Vignerons d'Estezargues use no external yeasts, and no enzymes. They filter nor fine the wines.
TASTING NOTES: This amazing value Cotes du Rhone has ripe red/dark fruit aromas and characteristic peppery notes. Lovely softness in the mouth with velvety tannins and confit fruits building across the palate, hints of tobacco and leather and a nice spine of acidity from the Syrah as well as some spicy blackcurrant fruit.