Côtes du Rhône 'La Gerbaude' Denis Alary 2016/17
The Alary family's involvement in viticulture and wine production dates back as far as 1692, to the reign of Louis XIV.
Tradition, passion and 'savoir fair' are key elements to tendering vines and maturing wines and the acquired experience has been passed on from one generation to the next. In all, 10 generations have successively played their part in building this edifice, guided by a healthy respect for nature and for the general environment. Proof of this conviction can be found in a later stage in the development of the vineyard with Denis’ decision to convert to a programme of organic farming after many years mastering traditional production techniques.
Old vine on Garrigue terraces, a rich, fruity style, idea for easy drinking. It has a delightful red berry, lavender, liquorice and kirsch character, complemented by good tannic structure and length.
Grapes: 60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 20% Syrah