Ozier Cote du Rhone

2017 ogier côtes du rhône “artesis”

$20.00 $17.50

Elegant and Fresh CDR

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Elegant and Fresh CDR

Few Rhône Valley producers can compare to the history and pedigree of Ogier. The family name dates to 800 A.D. when “Ogier the Dane” came to fight with Charlemagne’s soldiers in the Basque country, and on his way back home, settled in southeastern France’s Massif Central region.  Antoine Ogier, a distant descendant of Ogier the Dane, entered the wine business in 1859, purchasing a cooperage and establishing “OGIER” as a wine producer in the nearby Rhône Valley. After more than 160 years, Ogier has grown to become one of the leading producers in the Rhône Valley.

Ogier’s 2017 Côtes du Rhône “Artesis” is a blend of 60% Grenache/35% Syrah/5% Mourvèdre. The vineyards are situated on the Villafrancien terraces of St Marcel d’Ardèche, on the hills of Avignon – Sand from the “Aigues” valley – and layered stones on slopes from the “Plan de Dieu”.

The must is aged for 6 months in large oak casks called “foudres” (60-80 Hls/ 5 to 40 years old), in demi-muids under 5 years and in tronconic vats (110 hl/ 20 years old).

The wine’s color is intense ruby red. The nose is very expressive and opens itself on licorice, violet and crushed red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) followed by spicy notes of pepper and juniper. Discreet woody notes brings a beautiful complexity. The mouth is dominated by the suavity of the Grenache that expresses on ripe fruit, figs and plums. The Syrah gives some vivacity and greediness to this great Côtes du Rhône showing silky tannins.

The wine will perfectly accompany lamb chops with rosemary, red meat with rich sauce or cheese.

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Weight5 lbs


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