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Famille De Boel 'Aleph' Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2019

$26.00
Famille De Boel 'Aleph' Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2019

Famille De Boel 'Aleph' Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2019

$26.00
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Aleph is the first letter of the Phoenician alphabet, and roughly meant ‘beef’- an ‘A’ turned upside down representing horns. The label is an old engraving of the ceremony when the butchers paraded their oxen.

The ‘Aleph’ Cotes du Rhone is from the Massif d’Uchaux, a true gem within the wide stretches of the region, where the Massif Central and the Alps come together to create a very special and old area of silica, limestone, and sandstone, as well as some flinty patches. The Syrah and Grenache are hand harvested from bush vines when the balance of sugar and acid is optimal, and ferment naturally together for around two months with punch downs for the first week, and then gentle pump overs until the end. For the many months that follow, the wine is aged in both stainless steel (70%) and old barrique (30%) until it sees its first small dose of sulfites one week before bottling. The wine offers aromas of underbrush, black olives, and dark (but fresh) black fruits that shoot forth from the glass, and lead to a full palate of fruit and minerality with great length.

 

60% Syrah 40% Grenache