2018 LE ROCHER DES VIOLETTES Cot Vieilles Vignes 75cl (Loire Valley, France)
Style - Spicy
Grapes - 100% Malbec
Tasting - Impressive depth of colour with a highly energetic interplay between sweet damson, elderberry and coffee bean notes. There's a very fine core of dark fruit layered over the cool and steely frame.
FYI: Grown at the current northern limits for ripening this particular grape. Where vines struggle for ripeness is usually where they produce the most intriguing expressions of their type. You will probably know Côt by its more common synonym of Malbec. These Vieilles Vignes (old vines) really do merit the name. The oldest were planted way back in 1891. We've awarded several bonus points to the vignerons who foresaw the looming popularity of Malbec back then.