2017 Reserve de Bonpas Cotes du Rhone Rouge

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2017 Reserve de Bonpas Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Located near Avignon, at the heart of the Rhone Valley, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French “Bon passage”, has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance River along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. The estate marks the gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône appellations and opens its gates to the discovery of the region’s terroirs. Its sophisticated, elegant wines embody the terroirs and varietals of this famous region through their power and fruitiness.  This Grenach, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Carignan blend is co-fermented, in the traditional Rhone Valley method, which consists of submerging the pomace cap at the end of fermentation. This final extraction, conducted at 28°C, is comparable to an infusion. While respecting and preserving the aromas and flavours of stewed red fruit, it allows the wine to acquire velvety tannins and roundness. It also guarantees good length on the palate. - Bonpas

The wine is a deep ruby red, warm, lightly spiced, and powerful.  Perfect to enjoy on its own or with grilled meats.  Especially great for this time of year when the air is still crisp, but on the cusp of the springtime bounty.