Certified organic with no sulfites added and made in a vegan-friendly style, Orleans Hill Cote Zero is a Rhône-styled blend of Syrah, Grenache and Viognier (the name is a play on words - Côtes-du- Rhône and zero sulfites added). The Grenache brings aromas of crushed red berries, the Syrah a touch of pepper with the Viognier rounding everything out on the smooth, supple finish. An easy drinking, light bodied red with mild acidity and gentle tannins, this is the perfect compliment to simple meals and healthy lifestyles.
|Wine maker notes
|Every time we taste this wine from the tank, we think of Pinot Noir, which is odd as there is none in the blend. Cote Zero is a composite of Grenache, Syrah,and a bit of Viogner to round out the Rhone backbone. The mellowest of the line, this should make for a great summer quaffing wine.
Like many Pinot Noirs, this wine can have the tendency to drop a light sediment. You can stand it upright for a day or two and decant, or just enjoy the hors d’oeuvres in every glass.