Without doubt, the Rhône valley has experienced a trio of very good vintages in 2009, 2010 and 2011 but each one has its own character and style. The 2011 is a more forward vintage than its predecessors, with its bright fruit and supple tannins giving wines of great pleasure both when drunk in their youth and in the medium term.
They do not have the fierceness of many 2009s, nor the firmness of the 2010s but by choosing, as we have done, only the best growers who harvested individual plots of vines at optimum ripeness, kept yields low and carefully selected their fruit, 2011 has produced wines that are simply delicious.
You can read out vintage report and recommendation HERE.
Grower's on show include:
North - Natacha Chave, Tain l’Hermitage - Domaine Colombier, Tain l’Hermitage - Pierre Gaillard, Malleval - Stéphane Ogier, Ampuis - René Rostaing, Ampuis - François Villard, Saint Michel
South - Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Vinsobres -Domaine Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf du Pape - Domaine de Marcoux, Châteauneuf du Pape - Domaine La Monardière, Vacqueyras - Domaine de La Mordorée, Tavel - Domaine Tour Saint Michel, Châteauneuf du Pape - La Ferme du Mont, Châteauneuf du Pape - Le Clos du Caillou, Châteauneuf du Pape.
Cask Sample Tasting:
The 2011 Rhône cask sample tasting will be held at The Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge on Tuesday 27th november 2012. 3.00pm - 8.00pm