Côtes du Rhône Serine is a rich, deep and velvety wine from the house Montirius, located in the municipality Beaumettes in the southern Rhône Valley in south-eastern France. The wine is dominated by dark skinned and peppery Syrah grapes, harvested from 50-year-old vines that are grown organically and biodynamically with utmost respect for nature and biodiversity. It has an intriguing bouquet of morello cherries, black pepper and herbs with a hint of smoke and animalistic notes. The wine is full-bodied and silky smooth on the palate with lots of black berry, prune, dark plum, juniper and mineral notes. It has very fine-grained, harmoniously integrated tannins as well as a tingling acidity, making the wine smooth and elegant, despite the slightly high alcohol level of 15 %. The finish is long and delightful. We recommend an hour of decanting before serving at 16 ° C. The wine goes well with savoury dishes for instance game, pheasant and lamb served with rich sauces, wild mushrooms and herbs. The wine is a pleasure to drink now, and will continue to evolve in the bottle for another 5-10 years. The high quality and complex character is reminiscent of the renowned and prestigious Syrah wines from the northern Rhône Valley.
The house Montirius has been in the ownership of the Saurel family for five generations. The Saurel family cultivates 58 hectares of vineyards stretching into three different Rhône areas; Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Côtes du Rhône. Some of the vines are very old, for instance half of the vines in Gigondas were planted in 1925 by the ancestor Gaston Saurel. Today Eric and Christine Saurel run the business with excellent help of their three children Justine, Manon and Marius. The name Montirius is actually a combination of the three children’s names.
All the wines at Montirius, are fermented with native yeasts and exclusively matured in neutral concrete vats and sometimes stainless-steel tanks, to preserve and express the pure character and quality of the fruit. A concrete vat is a neutral vessel which doesn’t add any particular flavour to the wine, like for instance small oak barrels do. The Saurel family has a low-intervention approach to wine making, where every form for manipulation, additives and sulphites are banned. At the same time the wines are closely monitored with help of the newest technology and as such the family is always in control. Only the very best wine makers are able to produce high quality wines in this minimalistic manner. The family has received countless awards for their passionate work for biodiversity, but also for their actions on social responsibility as a company.
The ambition of Montirius, is to create authentic wines with a true sense of place. All the wines are produced with strict biodynamic methods and Montirius were the first producer to get certified biodynamic in Vacqueyras and Gigondas back in 1999.
Montirius, Côtes du Rhône Serine 2016
Type of wine: Red wine
Style: Powerful and complex
Region: Côtes du Rhône
Grapes: 95 % Syrah, 5 % Grenache
Serving: 16-18 ° C
Pairings: Game, pheasant and lamb served with rich sauces, wild mushrooms and herbs. Perfect for Christmas dinner.
Size: 75 cl
Alcohol: 15 %
Winemaking: Harvest by hand. Fermented with native yeasts and matured in concrete vats
Green attitude: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan
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