Estoublon - La Réserve - Red
Estoublon "La Réserve" is a red wine made from Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. The harvest takes place in late September and the grapes are picked from their bunches. Neither sulfites or yeast is added to the fermentation process which lasts for 25 days and is conducted per grape variety. The wine is regularly stirred and "the wine cake" formed on the top of the tank is regularly pushed down into the wine (pigeage and remontage). The finalized wine is aged in steel tanks.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône valley
- Grape variety : Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
- Classification : AOP Côtes-du-Rhône Villages
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2015
- Alcohol degree : 14,5 %
- Storage potential : 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château d'Estoublon is located in Fontvieille, in the middle of the Baux-de-Provence valley, between Arles and Aix-en-Provence in southeastern France. The property's castle complex, represents one of the region's most impressive buildings and it has recently been completely renovated. In 1999 the Schneider family bought the domaine d'Estoublon with its no less than 200 hectares of land. The Schneider family is also the owner of the Breitling Swiss watch brand and the same sense of fine technique, product excellence and precision is given to the wine production. 105 hectares are used for olive cultivation and only 19 hectares are actually used for the vineyard. Today, new vines have been planted which don't always correspond to those used in the appellation of Baux-de-Provence. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon for the red and Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenach Blanc for the whites. Wine growing is organic.
A dark ruby color, with garnet red hues. The aroma has hints of ripe red fruit - mainly of cherries, raspberries and blackberries. Even some spicy notes with a certain predominance of menthol, vanilla and other spices. The palate is soft and fruity with ripe and soft tannins with good structure. Long final. A concentrated and elegant wine to serve to the grill or to a hearty stew!