Domaine Bellavista

Cuvée d’Ava 2017
Côtes du Roussillon AOP

cuvee-ava-2016

Estate bottled

On a slope of the ``Aspre``

The Estate is built on a slope of the « Aspre », the foothills of the Pyrenees, which protect from the local North wind, « Tramontane ».

Bella Vista and its vineyards enjoy a beautiful view of the Roussillon and the Mediterranean.

Built in the 13th Century, it was then just a sheeppen and land. It grew in acreage with the centuries and was beginning of the 20th a farm, with various cultivations including vines. For a long time the grapes went to the local cooperative.

Bought by the Bertrand family in 1992 as a wine producing Estate, it has since started bottling its own cuvees.

The Estate is BIO (Ecocert certified) since the 2013 vintage.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Located in the hills of the « Aspres », at an elevation between 100 and 200m, the vineyards grow on clay and gravel for some, brown schists for the other.

Main features are heat and little rain.

Varietals are :

Syrah 50%
Grenache Noir 35%
Mourvèdre 15%

The varietals are vinified separately and undergo a traditional maceration, between 5 and 6 weeks. Assemblage is made after tasting and selection.

Serve at 18 / 19°C.

This round and fruity wine will accomodate the foods of its area, like broiled sausage and chops, or « boles de picoulat » (meat balls prepared in a sauce with herbs, tomatoes and olives).