Perhaps I get thrown by the word “organic” but organic wines seem to have a clean streak running through them. They seem sharper. Am I imagining this?
So we try a 2019 Château Maucoil Côtes-du-Rhônes-Villages. The scent of super ripe strawberries is courtesy of the Grenache in the blend. A big blast of blueberries also greets the nose. Yes I get the sense of a clean and vibrant wine. On the palate the purity of the wine is unmistakeable. It is as if you and the wine make a connection. Black cherry and a hint of Tellicherry peppercorns most likely attributable to the Syrah. A high-toned medium length finish.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèdre grown in a mix of sand and pebbles. Hand harvested.You can drink as is or with food and I am thinking duck or lamb.
Best to drink in 2022.
(Château Maucoil Côtes-du-Rhônes-Villages 2019, Château Maucoil, Vauclause, France, $19.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 638502, 750 mL, 14.5%, RKS Wine Rating 93/100).