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Michel Gassier Cercius Rouge 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
  • RP 91
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Winemaker Notes

85% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Vineyards are located at an elevation of 400m in northern Vaucluse (left bank of the Rhone), where Grenache gives concentrated and deeply colored wines.

Critical Acclaim

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Cercius red, a Visan Cotes du Rhone-Villages, is composed of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. It represents a naked expression of Cotes du Rhone as it is aged completely in concrete prior to bottling. This medium to full-bodied wine possesses a deep ruby/purple color in addition to copious black currant and black cherry fruit interwoven with graphite, crushed rocks, and spice, excellent fruit intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, good acidity, and light tannins. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years.

Michel Gassier

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Michel Gassier, , France - Rhone
Michel Gassier
In the northern Vaucluse, on the right bank of the Rhone river lies the village of Visan where the legendary mistral winds of Provence sweep over the vines. The Latin name for these north-northwest winds is CERCIUS – the defining feature and raison d'etre for partners Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon to launch this new project. Between the brisk winds and an elevation of 400 meters, the grapes' freshness is protected and then preserved during vinification in concrete tanks.