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Domaine de Rombeau Le Botaniste Fig 4 Grenache Syrah and Mourvedre 2018 £18.45
Domaine De Rombeau Le Botaniste Fig 4 Grenache Syrah and Mourvedre
The "Le Botaniste" cuvées are the fruit of an ancestral heritage carried by the visionary qualities of Henri de La Fabrègue five generations ago. As a doctor, his knowledge of biology and his agricultural heritage led him to conduct wine-growing and viticultural experiments which have enabled his descendants to reveal the best results today. For more than a hundred years, they have continuously enriched the work of their prestigious elder.
Today, the knowledge acquired through the years leads them to a culture of the vine that respects its environment and the ecosystem to which it belongs. The work of Henri de La Fabrègue invites them to abandon the agricultural practices implemented in the middle of the 20th century, which had made them forget the benefits of these modest cultivation methods.
"The Botanist" bears witness to the return of flowers, plants and natural grasses between the vines, long shunned and yet so important for the ecosystem. Nature is gradually reclaiming its rights and treatments are becoming significantly lighter.
They are proud to cultivate today a third of the Rombeau vineyard in organic agriculture, their objective being its totality in 2030. "Le Botaniste" is the range born from this ethical transmission.
The Syrah brings a deep colour with a fruity, spicy and floral aromatic complexity, pleasant and with beautiful finesse. The wine shows a beautiful garnet robe. The nose is intense and has clear aromas of dark red fruits. On the palate, the fruit is juicy and the tannins are smooth. There is also a little hint of spices and minerality. A good balance between tannins and acidity. The length is long and it is pleasant to drink. It complements red meat, beef rib, rib eye, boned squab, duck breast and tenderloin with morels. Ageing capacity is 7 years or more for this laying down wine.