2017 Domaine Santa Duc Cotes-du-Rhone Les Quatres Terres

Year: 2017
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"The bright black cherry and plum fruit is laced with subtle anise and black tea notes. Shows a silky texture through the fresh and persistent finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,750 cases made, 550 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

Winery Notes:
A collection of plots of vines planted on the Vacqueyras, Rasteau (Crus), Roaix and Seguret (Côtes-du-Rhône Villages) communes. It is this collectivity that gave the wine variety the name “The Four Lands”.

Grape varieties:
Grenache 70 %, Syrah 15 %, Mourvèdre 10%, Carignan, Cinsault, Clairette 5 %.

Production process:
Harvesting by hand with a strict selection process ; short maceration, partial destemming.

Ageing process:
90% in Stockinger Foudres, 10% in terracotta jars (amphora)

sandy sloping soils.

sand and grit.

Alluvial calcarous clay terraces.

Old broken stone terraces ; red calcarous soils on a bed of gravel.