Réserve de Fleur is collaboration between Delibo Wine Agency, oenologist Denis Deschamps and a small co-operative Vignerons d’Estézargues to make a modern style, unoaked Cotes du Rhone.
Vineyard and Winery – Vines are 20 – 80+ years old – Blend: 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 8% Carignan, 2% Mourvedre
Low temperature spontaneous fermentation (no cultured yeasts), around 15 days followed by light pressing, which gives the wine fruitiness and elegance. No sulphur is used on the grapes or in the fermentation. Natural malolactic fermentation. No fining, one racking only and very ‘small’ filtration when bottling early, to preserve character, texture and flavour.
Tasting Note – Intense red colour and aromas of black and red currant. The wine is youthful and fresh in the mouth, with flavours of pepper and liquorice.