Maison Francois Xavier CDR Essentielle (750ml)
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Cote du Rhone
François-Xavier Nicholas is an artisan negociant in the Rhone area of France. He works primarily with growers in the Rhone, Provence and Languedoc regions. He recognizes that quality ingredients are the foundation of good wines hence his close relationships with growers and is hands on approach in the cellar. He works closely with with vignerons and winemakers to ensure that wines under his label are crafted with the best fruit and in the style that best expressed their primary ingredients and the land.
Ripe red fruit with vivid floral aromatics and moderate integrated wood. The palate offers pleasing fruit, spice, some minerality round texture. This wine is meant for immediate enjoyment but has enough fruit and structure to bring pleasure for a few more years.
The Essentielle line by “artisan-négociant” François-Xavier Nicolas is meant to represent more modern sensibilities of the next generation of Côtes du Rhone producers. It is a very traditional blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan from 25-year old vines.