Grenache Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône, Mas des Roches 2014
Made from old grenache vines (with a little syrah and carignan) close to Cairanne, talented young winemaker Bruno Long’s Mas des Roches is a delicious example of how really good Côtes du Rhône can develop with careful cellaring. The older vines give striking depth and concentration, whilst 8 years maturation has brought notes of anise, woodsmoke and spice to enhance the bright, luscious autumn berries. Warm, and rich in texture, with velvet-smooth tannins.
Solid Cotes du Rhone, accompanies red meat and cheeses very well.