We are am delighted to introduce our Southern France and the Rhône Valley 2018 En Primeur offer.
The South of France is the source of some fantastic, individual, single and mixed varietal wines, produced by innovative and passionate winemakers, who exploit the individual terroirs of the many regions from Perpignan in the west to St Tropez in the east.
In recent years climate change has been no more evident than in the wine growing regions of Southern France, and 2018 was no exception, proving to be another very challenging vintage. Adaptation to climatic variations is now becoming the norm, a far cry from the consistent weather patterns of a bygone age.
The resulting wines are quite excellent, possessing a beautiful texture, finely balanced and full of harmony and will provide very enjoyable drinking.
In the Northern Rhône the 2018 vintage as produced wines that are beautifully balanced with a greater potential longevity to those of 2017, which were super ripe but relatively low in acidity. That said, the wines will also be approachable when young – succulent ripe and juicy.
Down in the Southern Rhône, the wines are very aromatic, complex with beautiful balance. Not an easy vintage, 2018 was a severe test of viticulture, and although volumes are much reduced, the quality is outstanding.
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