2015 Domaine Andre Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Feraud-Brunel

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 88-89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :

"The 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Feraud Brunel, which is a joint project with Laurence Feraud of Domaine du Pégaü. A 70/30 split of Grenache and Syrah, all from the Plan de Dieu, aged 18 months in concrete tanks, this deep ruby/purple colored beauty gives up lots of plums, blueberries, garrigue and floral characteristics in a medium-bodied, ripe and sexy package. It’s a smoking value.

The incredibly talented and knowledgeable Andre Brunel, with increasing assistance from his Son, Fabrice, continues to keep this estate as a reference point for quality." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Féraud-Brunel began in 1998 with a partnership between two celebrated winemakers: Laurence Féraud of Domaine du Pégau and André Brunel of Domaine Les Cailloux. At their own estates, they make highly regarded Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Through the Féraud-Brunel label, they source old-vine Grenache from the best growers in the Côtes-du-Rhône, turning them into some of the best-value wines in the region.Laurence and André work as diligently for the Féraud-Brunel label as they do for their own estates. After harvest, Féraud-Brunel wines are fermented and aged at André’s cellar in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and bottled without fining or filtration.

The partnership of outgoing Féraud and soft-spoken Brunel takes the best of both their personalities — and their exceptional winemaking-to produce wines that are fruit-driven, well-structured and true to their terroirs. These Côtes-du-Rhône wines over-deliver on every level.