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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Domaine du Coulet

Region:

Rhône

Appellation:

Cornas

Grape Type:

Syrah/Shiraz

Cornas, Les Billes Noires, 2013

12x75cl £625.00

6 cases, 10 bottles

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Tasting Note:

Deeper and more complex than the Brise Cailloux cuvee. Dark velvety berry fruit,sensual yet bright. Refreshing notes of stone, spice amd mineral with vital red and black cherry touches. Plenty of stuffing here but with the finesse to make it moreish. Brilliant. From the high-up Arlettes vineyard and parts of les eygats, at 370 metres altitude, the name Billes Noires or ‘Black Marbles’ refers to the consistently tiny grapes that this single vineyard produces. They are the estate’s highest vines, the soils here are shallow, very well drained and yields are extremely low.

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