£23.75/ 0.75 L btl
Cuvée S.M. 1st Edition Côtes du Rhône is a unique non-vintage wine created from a blend of two different harvests. A wonderfully exciting wine by one of the best winemakers in the Rhône Valley, Xavier Vignon, a visionary who brings together traditions, terroir and creative freedom. Cuvée S.M. 1st Edition is made from an excellent combination using equal amounts of the 2011 harvest of 60-year-old Syrah vines in the north Rhône Valley and wine from the 2012 harvest of 80-year-old Grenache in the southern part of the valley.
What does this wine taste like?
A magnificent wine with a voluptuous but elegant style, a perfect expression of the terroir and the grape varieties it is made from. A delightful gift for the senses, with aromas of spicey and flowery notes combining magically with hints of Picota cherries, black plums, and black olives, and a splendidly enveloping mouthfeel.
|Black fruit / Plums / Liquorice / Olives|
|Full / Complex / Rounded tannins / Enveloping / Balanced / Elegant|
Drinking and storing
Ready to enjoy immediately or to be kept for up to 4 years.
Grilled meats / Roast pigeon / Sirloin steak
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Nice wine from Xavier
Nothing spectacular but good drinking wine with notes of black fruits, licorice and some oak. Would buy it again.
very good bottle of rhone
loved this wine - nice body and fruit and well balanced
Expectativas mayores que realidad
Compré este vino por su buena valoración Parker, pero he de decir que nos ha defraudado un poco. Es de destacar que no nos terminamos la botella en la cena, y al día siguiente estaba un poco mejor.
En accord avec le fiche technique, une belle facture de côte du Rhône
The Grenache ages in concrete tanks to preserve the fruit’s delicacy whereas the Syrah wine ages in wooden barrels for 14 months.
|Vinification material||Concrete / Wood|
|Ageing period||14 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Vine age||Between 60 and 80 years|
|Soil||Sand / Granit|
|Climate||Continental with Mediterranean influence|
With a vast experience working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, the US and South Africa, and over 20 years as winemaking consultant at Châteauneuf du Pape and other wineries in the south Rhône valley, Xavier Vignon is currently considered to be one of the top oenologists in the region. Using his deep knowledge of the world of wine, alongside the utmost respect for terroir and the environment, Xavier seeks inspiration in a range of...