ABOUT THIS WINE:
Aged 6 months in concrete.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Domaine de l’ Espigouette has been owned by the family for four generations. The vineyard is now run by Bernard Latour, his wife and two sons, Julian and Emilien. The estate vineyard is located in the Rhone Valley of France: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Plan de Dieu, Violes, Jonquieres.
At Domaine de l’Espigouette, they carefully work the vineyard (various plowing, budding, leafing, harvesting, etc.) according to the climatic characteristics of vintage and different terroirs. This multiplicity of the soil allows for complexity to the different wines of the area. The stones provide rich, bold wines, while sandy, clay soils provide elegance, finesse and depth to the wines. The average age of vines is 45 years for the Côtes du Rhône vines. The vineyards are harvested mechanically, but only when they have reached maximum ripeness for the best concentration of fruit, and they are carefully sorted before harvest.