Maison Les Alexandrins is the newly renamed collaboration between Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of...
the eponymous winery in Tain, winemaker Guillaume Sorrel and viticulturalist Alexandre Caso. Each person brings their expertise to this micro-négociant, an extension of Domaine Les Alexandrins, established in 2015. The aim of Maison Les Alexandrins remains the same: to buy parcels of fruit from some of the top growers in each appellation in the Northern Rhône. Maison and Domaine Les Alexandrins will soon be a permanent fixture in the Northern Rhône with a new winery under construction in Tain-l’Hermitage.
This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The Grenache is grown on vines located in the commune of Vaucluse and the Syrah and Mourvèdre are from vineyards further north, in Vinsobres. The vineyards are planted on a variety of soils: clay and limestone with a stony top soil. The stones are excellent for retaining heat and ensuring that the grapes achieve full ripeness.
2015 was characterised by a long and hot summer, which brought harvest forward and boosted potential alcohol levels in the grapes. Grapes were in excellent health throughout harvest, with well ripened stems and tannins, set to produce rich and powerful wines.
After the grapes were harvested, they were sorted and destemmed at the winery. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine aged in tank for 12 months, which allowed the tannins to homogenise and soften, before the wine was bottled.
The Côte-du-Rhône 2015 offers opulent aromas of black and red fruits with a warming cinnamon spice. The combination of Grenache and Syrah gives the wine a beautiful freshness and generous mouthfeel, with an aromatic finish. This wine is drinking extremely well now, but will also age well over the next five years.
|Grape varieties||34% Syrah/Shiraz
|Region||Côtes-du-Rhône , Southern Rhône|
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