Domaine de Lambisque Cote du Rhone (750ml)
Domaine de Lambisque comprises 65 acres of vineyards in the areas of Bollène and Suze-la-Rousse in the northern Côtes-du-Rhône. The vines grow in a plateau of smooth stones ; “galets roulés”. The Domaine’s name comes from the Provençal word “Lambrusco”, which means “wild vines”, evidence that there were vines growing in the area in very ancient times. Today, the domaine is managed by husband and wife team, Philippe and Claire d’Autume along with distant relatives, Catherine and Laurent Delaunay.
75 % Grenache, 15 % Cinsault, 5 % Carignan, 5 % Syrah. Deep, fruity and well-balanced with a fresh hint of licorice. Light aging in oak adds a touch of complexity.
Predominately Grenache blended with Cinsault, Carignan, and Syrah to add color and depth. Enjoyable, and intriguing aromas of raspberry, violets, and cassis. The fresh fruit follows through to the palate where it meets lively acidity and soft tannins. This is my current favourite wine to enjoy as the evenings start to cool off and the Pennant race begins to heat up.