Domaine Houillon 2018 'Indigo' Cotes du Rhone Rouge AOC
Item Number: 15311
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Cotes du Rhone AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Syrah / Grenache
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and sand
Domaine Houillon produces wild wines that still possess the depth and southern Rhône intensity from the classic grapes of the region (Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault). And, in a nod to just how artisanal and hand made this project is, some of the labels are made from their own papyrus they are screening from scratch in their barn!
Winemaking Notes: Syrah and Grenache Noir grapes are harvested by hand from organically farmed vines planted in the 1990s. The harvest is entirely destemmed and fermentation occurs spontaneously with indigenous yeast in a combination of stainless steel and oak. The wine is aged for around 14 months in stainless steel vats. The 'Indigo' is bottled without fining or filtration and with no added SO2.
Tasting Notes: The 2018 vintage is rich with intense notes of black fruits, spices and floral aromas. This is a fresh Rhone blend with finesse.