Tortoise Creek Le Charmel Rhone Valley 2014
Le Charmel Rhone is a beautiful wine with generous aromas of blackberries, chocolate and spice. On the palate, it is remarkably smooth and long with a rich finish.
Most Southern Rhone wines are usually dominated by a majority of Grenache. The richer Syrah proportion ensures a deeper color, a great ageing potential and an elegant flowery fragrance. The Grenache gives smoothness, extra fruit richness and spiciness to the wine. The grapes are destemmed, and then vinified separately. They undergo a cold maceration prior to the actual fermentation, to extract deep color and intense pure fruit. Fermentation lasts 2 to 3 weeks under a controlled temperature. The wine is aged for six months in concrete tanks prior to bottling.