Le Cirque Rouge

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

Le Cirque is crafted by the progressive Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) cooperative in the village of Tautavel. Aptly named after the vast, amphitheatre-shaped bowl of vineyards stretching north towards Vingrau, the wines represent phenomenal values, and perfectly reflect the rugged, wind-swept terroir in which they are grown.

Tasting Notes: Big and bold, with smoky, spicy black cherry, cassis and garrigue aromas. Full-bodied, with a long finish.

Serve With: Excellent with grilled meats and vegetables.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes Catalanes IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871013185

Case Code

10097871013182

Vineyards

More than 2,400 acres of vines in and around Tautavel and Vingrau, with additional acreage in Maury, Opoul, and Montner. Vines are planted in clay/limestone and marne/schist soils.

Composition

60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 20% Syrah.

Viticulture

Produced from old vines averaging 50 years in age, yielding just 2 tons/acre.

Winemaking

72 hour cold soak followed by a short, 15 day fermentation in tank. Only the free run juice was used for this blend. Unoaked.

Alcohol

14.5%

Accolades

90 pts, “another smoking value…” -JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2015).

90 pts, “…a beautiful wine… …a no brainer…” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/16 (2014 vintage).

91 pts, “This will compete with 20-30 dollar southern Rhônes.” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/15 (2013 vintage).

91 pts, “…a terrific example of what makes the best Roussillon reds distinctively special, and represents an extraordinary value.” – DS, The Wine Advocate, 1/14 (2012 vintage).

91 pts, “…brilliant…a sensational value…” – RP, The Wine Advocate, 8/12 (2011 vintage).

90 pts, “…superb value…” – DS, The Wine Advocate, 6/11 (2010 vintage).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

LECR012215

 

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