Côtes du Rhône classified wines

Our Domain offers four 'Cotes du Rhone’ wines

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Côtes du Rhône classified wines

The Cotes du Rhone classified vineyards extent over 44.735 hectares.  The main vine varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.   They can be had in three types of wine : red, rose and white.  We only produce red of which we have three vintages.  The blends are mainly or only Grenache and Syrah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montirius Jardin Secret Red Côtes du Rhône

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Made from old Grenache vines situated in the village of Sablet.  This village is classified ‘Cotes du Rhone Village. To mention ‘Cotes du Rhone Village’ on our label, the parcel should have been planted with two vine varieties.  We preferred to keep the old vines… 100% Grenache.   The name of this wine  ‘Jardin Secret’ comes from the sensation we have when we enter these vines. ‘ A secret garden’…. it was Justine Saurel the oldest of the siblings who found the name.

Vine Varieties : 100% Grenache.
Age of Vines : 55 years old.
Parcels : 1 hectare.
Soil type : Helvetian sand and sandstone.
Climate : Mediterranean
Pruning : Goblet or Royat cordon pruning with a maximum of 6 spurs and 2 buds.
Harvesting : Manual
Winemaking : Traditional, total de-stemming, light crushing, natural indigenous grape yeasts.
Aging : In cement vats 18 months, then in bottles. 100% oak free.
Authorised Yield : 52 hl/ha
Domain Yield : 30 hl/ha on average
Production : 4.000 bottles
Laying down : 5 to 7  years.
Winetasting : A deep red wine revealing on the nose silky hints of raspberry, of liquorice and vanilla.  The mouth is dominated ever present tannins, soft round and of a lovely composition. The tasting brings aromas found on the nose, with length and a good olfactory return.

 

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Montirius Sérine Red Côtes du Rhône

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Vines situated in ‘Sarrians’ near the parcel called ‘Le Clos’.  They are protected on two sides by a forest.  The micro climate here is cool.  They are vines rented to Eric Saurel in 2007 by a neighbor who liked to see our Bio-Dynamic work.  He was happy to see his vines pampered as he had done.    The Syrah expresses itself like the Syrah of the northern Rhone Valley vines commonly known as ‘Sérine’, thus the name.

Vine Varieties : Grenache,   Syrah.
Age of Vines : 50 years old.
Parcels : 1 hectare.
Soil type : Helvetian sand and sandstone.
Climate : Mediterranean
Pruning : Goblet or Royat cordon pruning with a maximum of 6 spurs and 2 buds.
Harvesting : Manual
Winemaking : Traditional, total de-stemming, light crushing, natural indigenous grape yeasts.
Aging : In cement vats 18 months, then in bottles. 100% oak free.
Authorised Yield : 50 hl/ha
Domain Yield : 30 hl/ha on average
Production : 4.000 bottles
Laying down : 5 to 7  years.
Winetasting : A young wine, easy to drink with melting tannins.

 

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Montirius La Muse Papilles Red Côtes du Rhône

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This wine awakens and stimulates our taste buds.  Its name was thus found!

Vine Varieties : 80% Grenache – 20% Syrah
Age of Vines : 25 years old.
Parcels : 3 hectares.
Soil type : Garrigues’ or plain soil andHelvetian sand and sandstone.
Climate : Mediterranean
Pruning : Goblet or Royat cordon pruning with a maximum of 6 spurs and 2 buds.
Harvesting : Manual
Winemaking : Traditional, total de-stemming, light crushing, natural indigenous grape yeasts.
Aging : In cement vats for one winter, then in bottles. 100% oak free.
Authorised Yield : 52 hl/ha
Domain Yield : 30 hl/ha on average
Production : 12.000 bottles
Laying down : 4 to 6  years.
Winetasting : A fruity, mouth-watering wine.  On the nose it reveals aromas of cherries and raspberries.  It lines the mouth and the palate and the fruit remains present.

 

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Montirius La Muse Papilles A.O.C. Côtes du Rhône rosé

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This range of wines, available since 2013 in red, white and rosé will awaken and enliven the papillae.  Its name was well chosen!

Vine Variety: Cinsault – Syrah
Age of Vines: 25 years
Parcels: 1 hectare
Soil: Sandy clayey with ancient  Würm alluvium
Climate: Mediterranean
Pruning: Goblet or Royat cordon pruning with a maximum of 6 spurs and 2 buds.
Harvesting: Manual
Vinification: Direct pressure after total de-stemming – natural yeasts from grapes – stirring of lees.
Maturing: In bottles – Bottled in the spring – 100% wood free.
AuthorisedYield: 52 hl/ha
Domain Yield: 30 hl/ha in 2013
Production: 4.000 bottles
Laying down: 3 years.
Tasting: It is a friendly wine, fruity yet full.
Food & Wine Pairing: A wine to accompany summer dishes or fish dishes.  A table rosé, & also for an aperitif.

 

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Montirius La Muse Papilles A.O.C. Côtes du Rhône blanc

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This range of wines, available since 2013 in red, white and rosé will awaken and enliven the papillae.  Its name was well chosen!

Vine Varieties:  Clairette- Roussanne – White Grenache
Age of vines: 25 years old
Parcels: 1 hectare
Soil: Sandy clayey with ancient  Würm alluvium
Climate: Mediterranean
Pruning: Goblet or Royat cordon pruning with a maximum of 6 spurs and 2 buds.
Harvesting: Manual
Vinification: Direct pressure after total de-stemming – natural yeasts from grapes – stirring of lees.
Maturing: In bottles – Bottled in the spring – 100% wood free.
Authorised Yield: 52 hl/ha
Domain Yield: 30 hl/ha on average
Production: 4.000 bottles
Laying down: 3 years.
Tasting: On the nose, it reveals delicate hints of honey and white flowers.  In the mouth, it covers the palate bringing lemon and mineral notes.  Its freshness and balance are noticeable.
Food and Wine pairing:  It can be drunk as an aperitif, with grilled meat or fish, barbecues, fresh fish or tuna.

 

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