Côtes du Rhône
Tasting notes are from the featured, 2013 vintage. Since 1987, Ravoire et Fils (Ravoire and Sons) has been involved in the wine industry. Initially, the family were not interested in making their own wines, Instead the family business first focussed on the maturation and bottling of local wines. Roger's son, Olivier, was the first to create his own label in 2006. In August of 2014, WineCollective featured Olivier's 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Now, we are pleased to offer the newly released and quietly produced wine of founder Roger Ravoire, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Roger Ravoire line-up is meant to play on France's most beloved stereotypes: the beret, the baguette (highlighted on the Cabernet), the cockerel and the frog, as it was destined to be a "French wine, with a French flair." Serve and enjoy at 17C prior to 2017.
A dark ruby core with purple edges.
Aromas on this Cab are not overpowering, but instead light and bright. Warm red currant, dark cherries and over ripe strawberries. There is a savoury component that makes us think of freshly picked and cooked berries.
The palate is subtle with more fresh red fruit than what is apparent on the nose. Rounded out with earth and garrigue characteristics - again, rustic berries. Rhône wines are notable for showing flavours from the surroundings, wild lilac, thyme and sage are all prevalently grown in the rocky hills. Medium bodied with moderate acidity and a medium length finish.
A great match with juicy beef burgers topped with sharp cheddar or aged gouda cheese.
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