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Les Vignes de l'Arque Rouge 2018 Duché d'Uzès

(Code: ARQUE/DUCH/R/18)
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Les Vignes de l'Arque Rouge 2018 Duché d'Uzès
Vintage
2018
 
Region Duché d'Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied. Aged in old oak barrels for 6 months
Grapes 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.5%
Food Red or white meats, duck, grilled steak, cheese
Next day 
Even better, developing greater complexity
Drink Now to 2025 and beyond

An old favourite cuvée from an old favourite grower, we have been buying this cuvée from Les Vignes de l'Arque for our own enjoyment for almost 20 years - in other words, for some time before we even began importing from them. It is very much in the style of a (very good) Côtes du Rhône Villages - deep, dark purple/red, with intoxicating aromas of garrigue herb-infused bramble and blackcurrant, leather, tobacco and spice. It is beautifully ripe and almost rich, yet (and this is where it shows its true Languedoc colours) it is also supremely balanced and shows real elegance, with soft, velvety tannins countered by utterly mouth-watering soft citrus and cherry kernel acidity. Indeed, it really is rather refreshing! A really lovely red wine, and offering great value for money.