Domaine Olivier Hillaire Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2021


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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s): Grenache 60%; Syrah 40%

Localization: AOP Côtes du Rhône. Comprised of two vineyards, one near Bédarrides and the famed Vieux Télégraphe vineyards, the other near Pouzilhac, a great spot on the Lirac side of the river.

Tasting Notes:  A classic bouquet of ripe red and black plums, cherries, ground pepper, licorice. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, plump, and ready to go.

Food Pairing: A perfect match for grilled red meat, game and cheese.

The Domain: Before 2007 there was only one brasserie in the centre of Chateauneuf du Pape, La Mule du Pape. In 2007 Olivier Hillaire has purchaced the boulangerie on the other site of the street and runs here another brasserie. At lunch time you can meet him here serving the guests with the same engagement as he shows talking about his wines.

As Hillaire doesn't have his own cellars yet, his wines are aged in a big building in Sorgues former used to store apples. Several producers use this place, among them Henri Bonneau and André Brunel.