Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Les Garrigue 2015
Aglianico from Campania, Italy
From the same terroir as the Terre d'Argile, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Les Garrigues always comes from the same two hectares of Grenache and is brought up in foudre and demi-muids. Its ruby color is followed by terrific notes of spice, incense, orange rind and ripe cherries. Finesse drive, elegant, perfumed and complex, this nuanced, medium-bodied beauty is about as seamless and elegant as you're going to get in a Côtes du Rhône.
The power of the soil perfectly matches with the smoothness of the old grenaches. An esthete wine with aromas of red (strawberry) and black (ripe) fruits, expressing the character of a Provençal terroir scented “garrigue”. Drink within the next fifteen years in a block of thrushes.