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The wines > Visan > DOMAINE MONTMARTEL > Côtes du Rhône Domaine Montmartel Vin Biologique red

40% Grenache (1980s-early 1990s), 30% Syrah (late 1990s), 30% Carignan (late 1980s), machine harvested, destemmed, light crush, 3 week concrete vat vinification at up to 28°C, a few pumping overs with air injected to round the tannins, concrete & fibre glass vat raised 12 months, unfined, lightly filtered, 40-50,000 b

2012

red robe of some depth. Open, sunny, blackberry lead air with a rather primal grounding in it, a spiky top edge. The palate bears well-presented dark red berry fruit, its gras is agreeable and it has the body for grills, country foods. Gourmand style of wine. 14.5°. 50,000 b. €3 export. To 2017  Oct 2013

2006

magenta and quite a full red; herbal, touch baked aroma that has a pretty layer of red jam in it and a peppery top. The palate gives less content than expected – it lacks a little gras to keep it rolling calmly and ends rather curled up. Drink now to 2010. Feb 2009