This is a very nice Côtes du Rhône with crisp fruit that combines freshness and texture. The nice acidity counter-balances the maturity of the grapes. Helen Durand is a master at maintaining this acidity and consistently makes wines with lightness. Soft and round without excess concentration, but with good density and lots of fruit, this is a very drinkable wine that goes down smoothly. A beautiful Rhône wine that can compete with more expensive wines in this appellation. Another outstanding value for this estate!
Intense garnet red colour. Complex nose of red fruit, leather, scrubland and menthol. The aromas, coated with soft tannins, are confirmed in the mouth. Nice red berry finish.
This wine will pair very well with many different dishes. Enjoy it with grilled meat and hamburgers made of beef, lamb, veal or bison.
Clay and limestone
The estate has been certified organic since 2010. The soils are fertilized with animal and plant compost; synthetic products or herbicides are prohibited.
Manual harvest followed by crushing. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks for approximately 15 days at a temperature of 20° C with a peak at 28° C at the end. Wine aged in tanks on lees for a period of 18 months.
Helen Durand is one of the most meticulous and thorough winemakers in Rasteau. He has been making and selling his wines since he was sixteen years old and now has twenty vintages under his belt at the family estate. The Trapadis winery is certified organic and cultivates 35 hectares of vines in several appellations. The wines are balanced, wholesome and colourful, and they stand out for their intensity and texture while being easily digestible and fresh. At this estate nothing is left to chance: Every detail is diligently executed to obtain dense, but elegant and fine wines with a long finish.
The mouth of the Rhône valley, with its picturesque villages and the famous city of Avignon, is an area rich in history that leaves no traveller indifferent. The famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is surrounded by a series of villages populated by a growing group of ambitious winemakers surround. The soil diversity, different climatic conditions and the many grape varieties all contribute to making the Rhône a rich and varied region whose wines are well defined by their appellations.
With an annual rainfall that hovers around 60 cm, drought is the main challenge in the Southern Rhône’s Mediterranean climate. The mistral, blowing from the north to the Mediterranean, brings with it large temperature variations. The most common grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.
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