Château Signac Pliocene Côtes du Rhône 2018
- Textured, savoury
- Rhône Valley
Richer than your average CDR (that’s industry-speak for Côtes-du-Rhône, just so you’re up with the lingo), this has all the black fruits and spices, plus a bunch of flowers and a delicate salinity. Soft tannins and well-judged balance speak of this winery, a fortified farm that had already gained a reputation for great wines by the 17th century. The wine reveals its secrets as gently but as assuredly as the site itself. You need to go down a mottled, tree-lined alley amid the vineyard rows, and then the Château sprawls ahead, stone buildings protected by thick walls. Despite the fortified appearance, there’s an open invitation to travellers and tasters, and the elegant, generous wines within.
Full price $30.00 from producer.
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- Rhône Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 60% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise
- Serving Temp.
The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!