RKS Wine: An Organic Côtes-du-Rhônes-Villages; Clean, Vibrant and Pure

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).  

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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