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Domaine de la Guicharde Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Genest 2010

Domaine de la Guicharde Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Genest 750ml 2010     
Sku: 1705349

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Isabelle and Arnaud Guichard bought Domaine de la Guichard in 1988. Located near Mongragon in the village of Derboux in the Cotes du Rhone, the estate sits on a high plateau at the top of the Massif d'Uchaux. Planted primarily to Grenache and Syrah, with a tiny bit of Grenache Blanc and Gris, the Guichards reorganized their 37 acre estate vineyard to take better advantage of the soils and exposition. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted before undergoing fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After assemblage, the wines mature in concrete tanks before bottling. Over the years, the Guichards have methodically moved to organic farming. Their 2009 was certified organic by ECOCERT and their 2011 vintage fully organic.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 90 points (Feb 28 2013)
Nice dark cassis and blackberry paste flavors course along here, with graphite and singed apple wood notes along the edges. Still has some grip on the finish to shed. Drink now through 2016. 400 cases imported. –JM

Wine maker notes
The vines are severely pruned and the rows are plowed. The grapes are all harvested by hand and then carefully sorted. The Guichardes have installed a modern winery with temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in which the wine is fermented. Each cepage is vinified separately, assembled in the Spring and then aged in concrete cuves before bottling. The Guichardes have also constructed an air-conditioned bottle storage and shipping room. The Guichardes' aim for intensely fruity, juicy, and spicy medium bodied wines which are meant to be enjoyed on release or with up to about five years of bottle age.

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Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Cotes du Rhone
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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