The Terre de Mistral is from Les Vignerons d’Estezargues in the villages of Avignon and Nimes in the appellation of Cotes de Rhône, France. Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues takes a fundamentally different approach to the standard practices of cooperatives in France; starting in 1995 the ten different growers in this co-op began to vinify their wine separately and make single cuvées from their best plots. On the heels of the single cuvée evolution, Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues began to practice natural winemaking. Possibly one of the only co-ops in the world to do so, Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues uses no external yeasts, no filtering, no fining and no enzymes are put on the grapes during the winemaking process. Denis Deschamps is currently overseeing the whole project.
The Terre de Mistral Côtes du Rhône has tonnes of ripe red/dark fruit aromas and that characteristic garrigue and pepper notes. Lovely softness in the mouth with velvety tannins and confit fruits building across the palate, hints of tobacco and leather and a nice spine of acidity from the Syrah as well as some spicy blackcurrant fruit.
This wine is Natural.