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Brotte, Esprit Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2021

Get to know: Brotte, Esprit Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Tasting Note

A great wine with character, elegant and typical, honouring the historic grape variety and king of the southern Rhône Valley: Grenache Noir. . Medium intensity with aromas of small berry fruits and delicately spicy hints of pepper, thyme and garrigue. Supple, silky, full-bodied and elegant with very fine tannins. Notes of undergrowth and liquorice accompany the aromas of wild red fruits and black cherries on the finish.

Enjoy with a fresh mushroom omelette, beef tenderloin, homemade burger, veal blanquette or couscous. Or with a creamy cow's cheese such as Romans d'Isère.

Kate Says

"If you enjoy red wines, make this year the one you try more Rhone Valley reds, starting right here with this gem. All the savoury, spicy, fruit you need and a joy to pair with BBQ food." 

Producer Info

Since 1880, five generations of the Brotte family have been making wines with passion and authenticity. The fruit for this wine comes from selected small wine producers in the Rhône Valley, all of whom have been partners of Maison Brotte for several decades. The fruit used is most Grenache which grows on well-exposed clay-limestone and sandy soils. To ensure that the soil can reach its full potential, the soil is cultivated in a sustainable way, with severe pruning in winter, green harvesting and leaf thinning to limit the yield. The grapes are harvested at good maturity. Vinification is of the traditional type: after a light crushing, vatting in lined concrete vats for 15 to 20 days at 28°-30° degrees. They carry out two daily pump-overs, unloading and stirring of the lees during alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is followed by an 8 to 12-month ageing process in hundred-year-old oak barrels and concrete vats. Bottling takes place in the autumn and winter the year following the harvest.

France, Rhone




Full Bodied