RW06622

Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Les Bergeronnettes, Domaine La Collière 2022



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75cl ALC 14%


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France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône

Still White

60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

Dry and crisp

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2021

Chicken Casserole

14%

75cl

Domaine la Collière

Unlike many in the region, Georges Perrot was not born and bred into a wine family, but rather a passion for gardening came from his maternal grandmother.

Upon meeting his now wife, Delphine, Georges began to work on her family vineyards and in 2002 the first vintage of Domaine La Collière was produced in André & Frédéric Romero’s (Domaine La Soumade) old cellars. He now has 30 hectares of vines spread across many parcels of land throughout the village, mainly on blue and yellow clay soils which help retain the water in this often arid land. The philosophy is very much to respect the land and all grapes are hand-picked. A new winery was completed in 2018 and boasts bespoke Italian made concrete tanks along with the more traditional stainless steel and oak barrels. The latest addition is a couple of small egg-shaped concrete tanks. He makes pure, elegant wines with juicy red and black fruit, both Côtes du Rhône and village Rasteau, and a small quantity of a stand-out Côtes du Rhône Blanc. “Oak is not my style,” he says, and we love the vibrant fruit characters he gets in his wines, which are very elegant and almost Burgundian. Wine journalists from both sides of the Atlantic are beginning to sit up and take notice.

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Vintage guide

The 2022 vintage looks to be excellent for the North and South of the region which both excelled in the hot conditions this year. The 2021 vintage has seen some good results particularly in the North where attractive, aromatic, elegant wines have been made. The wines from the 2020 vintage look to be a little fresher and more approachable in their youth than those of 2019 which is a high-quality vintage with yields on a par with 2018. Another good result along the valley in 2018, though the South had more disease problems to contend with, as mildew affected the thinner-skinned Grenache more than other varieties. Quality was high but the yields were down. An early harvest produced some intense wines in 2017 for both the North and the South of the region, though uneven flowering in both reduced yields considerably. 2016 in both Northern and Southern Rhône has produced excellent results, and the South has it by a whisker this year, the opposite of 2015. 2015 is terrific, particularly for the North’s Syrah, no problems and decent yields too. An ideal growing season, that was even hotter than 2003 in the daytime but with cooler nights and just enough rainfall to prevent problems in the vineyards. Both whites and reds are excellent. 2014 is not an easy vintage to generalise about but whites are super, reds are very pure with lovely aromatics, and, in the South, as in 2013, Syrah and Mourvèdre have done better than Grenache. In common with most of Europe, 2013 started late but a dry second half of the season resulted in some excellent wines particularly Syrah from the North.

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