Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire




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Rasteau – wine celebrations

One of the named villages of the Cotes-du-Rhone wine appellation, the co-operative at Rasteau (84 Vaucluse, Provence PACA) holds a number of events to introduce people to their wines;

  • 27 May 201 – Wine & Vine Festival (Fête de la vigne et du vin)
  • 14 August 2018 Night of wine (La Nuit du Vin)
  • 23 September 2017 from 10am – Wine harvesting celebration”  (Fête des vendanges) including, tasting of the « first press juice » and horse-drawn carriage strolls. Free admission.
  • 3-4 November 2018 –  Wine and Chocolate Festival (Festival Vin et Chocolat) Wine tasting workshops, chocolate and wines pairings with famous regional chocolate-makers. Free admission.
  • 2-3 December 2017 – Christmas Market Festive wine tastings – Numerous gourmet activities Sunday morning distribution of chocolate candies by Santa Claus himself! A selection of gourmet and artwork craftsmen offering an array of Christmas ideas! Free admission.
  • For more info see www.rasteau.fr   Festive wine tastings – Numerous gourmet activities (e.g. wine and cheese matching and Oysters & White Wine Tasting for the grown-ups!) Sunday morning distribution of chocolate candies by Santa Claus himself! A selection of gourmet and artwork craftsmen offering an array of Christmas ideas! Free admission.

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Rasteau red wines are luscious and elegant: Complex wines with personality, aromas of red fruit, spices, cocoa, pepper and sometimes leather or liquorice with touches of woodiness in varying degrees. Rasteau rosé wines are fruity and elegant: Rasteau white wines are fresh but full with aromas of white fruit. It is a limited part of our range and regularly earns medals and mentions in the press.
Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel is made solely with Grenache noir. The grapes come from vines 50 to 90 years old with a maximum permitted yield of 30hl per hectare, in other words, less than a bottle per vine. Vinification of Vin Doux Naturel starts in the same way as other wines – rosé for Rasteau Doré, red for Rasteau rouge – but fermentation is subsequently stopped by fortification. These wines are both powerful and mellow and express all the richness of the terroir and climate of Rasteau. Cave de Rasteau

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