Domaine de Bréseyme, Brezeme Côtes du Rhône, Rouge, 2017

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Terroir
Ever since the Middle Ages vines have been planted on steep slopes facing south. The highest point is Mount Roti at 256m. The soil is composed of clay and limestone. Our vines are located on the localities known as BREZEME EST and BRESEME OUEST. The estate is currently planted with 3.5ha of red and 0.5ha of white.
The vintage
After the historically dry and hot summer, the wines give an impression of opulence, concentration and generosity. Ageing will allow the wines to soften and slowly find their balance.
Process
Whole bunch vinification. 15 months of aging in 2-3 year barrels.
Varietals
Syrah : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
Deep and intense black colour. The nose is rich, with aromas of black fruit, hints of spice and black pepper. Ample and fruity in the mouth, it is particularly soft with mellow tannins and a persistent and very aromatic finish. This wine should be tasted within 5 years.

Reviews

92/100
"The newest addition to the Maison & Domaine Les Alexandrins portfolio, this comes from a 61-acre estate the winery formally acquired in 2018. The spicy, herbal notes that carry this wine’s red fruit are a nod to the steep northerly slopes it grows on. The plummy fruit converts quickly to head-filling scents, weightless and long lasting, cool and fragrant."
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91/100
"The 2017 Domaine Bréseyme Côtes du Rhône opens to lovely aromas of black cherries and plum which are woven together with spices, pepper, lavender, black olives and BBQ smoke which carry over on to the palate. On the palate this is medium-bodied, silky, with a lovely fresh character keeping it fresh and inviting through the finish. This is a gorgeous Côtes du Rhône to approach now or cellar over the next few years."
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93/100
"Deep, vivid ruby-red. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas, along with licorice, allspice and olive paste nuances that add complexity. Sweet, penetrating dark berry, cherry and floral pastille flavors are underscored by a smoky mineral element and pick up a peppery quality on the back half. Fleshes out slowly on the clinging, sharply delineated finish, which is framed by harmonious tannins that blend smoothly into the wine's energetic dark fruit. (all whole clusters; fermented in concrete tanks and aged for 15 months in two- and three-year old 228 liter barriques)"
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