Pascal Chalon La Grande Ourse 2009, Cotes du Rhone

Pascal Chalon La Grande Ourse 2009 Tulette Cotes du Rhone Southern Rhone Valley France Simple  Palates Seriously

AUD$45 from Prince Wine Store. A biodynamic wine from the Tulette region of the Rhone-Alpes. You know their stuff can’t be too bad when most of their harvest is sold to Chateau Beaucastel. La Grande Ourse is a blend of old-vine Mourvedre, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Intense black ruby colour, a young developing nose, perfumed that is slightly smoky, pure blackcurrant liquor, raspberry cordial and cherry syrup. Dry, full-bodied wine, high level of sweeping acids. Rough silky texture, the tannins are young, brash and sling tight on the mid-palate. 15% alc. Deep plush fruit, dense dark berry flavours, anise, nutmeg. Long grippy finish. Drink 2015 – 2018. 90/100.

Also look out for their other wine, a Syrah Grenache Mourvedre blend, La Petite Ourse.

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