Le Quai à Raisins Syrault sulphite free wine
A new wine from a new venture! Robin Althof from Costes Cirgues and his wife Imogen are making small batches of their own excellent wines from different parcels of grapes from friends' vineyards. Obviously they are organically farmed and sulphite free of course.
This first wine is a blend of Syrah and Cinsault. Jane and I overnighted at the Chateau in September where we were treated to a full tasting of all their wines including some older vintages, prior to a wonderful meal out in the courtyard under the stars. All their wines are very good, but for some reason I was drawn back to this one repeatedly and it is the wine I chose to drink for the rest of the evening!
We have just received the new vintage and it is superb. A bit bigger than the previous one in my opinion. Very deep opaque ruby in colour, big full ripe fruit flavours with good acidity cutting through on the long finish.
This is very good wine and one of our biggest selling sulphite free reds. Highly recommended.
The official tasting notes state:
The pomegranate colour reflects the elegant fruit forward wine. Peppered mint and blueberry bring the complexity to this dangeroulsy drinkable wine. Great to serve chilled on summertimes.
|Winery||Le Quai à Raisins - by Imogen & Robin at Chateau Costes Cirgues|
|Winery status||Family owned and run|
|Annual production||Less than 3000 bottles|
|Grapes||Syrah and Cinsault|
|Style||Soft and natural|
|Grapes Own Yeast||Yes|
|No wood used||Yes|
|Sulphite level||Sulphite Free|