Fernand Cadène 2015 and Jean Rière 2015 (90 pts, “outstanding”), Augusta red and white (88/89pts, “very good”), have been rated by Wine Spectator. This is a very good start for our wines in the United States.
FERNAND CADENE, Côtes du Roussillon 2015, red wine.
“Concentrated, with red plum, fig and licorice notes, structured by supple tannins and fresh acidity. Rich undertones of milk chocolate and cherry tart linger into the long finish. Grenache and Syrah. Decant. Drink now through 2022.”
JEAN RIERE, Côtes du Roussillon, 2015, red wine.
“Hefty tannins flank the dense black cherry compote, dried raspberry and dusty earth flavors in this muscular red, underscored by baking spice details. Firm acidity keeps this fresh through the smoky mineral- and grilled herbaccented finish. Decant. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2023.”
AUGUSTA, Côtes du Roussillon 2016, red wine.
This juicy, plush red brims with black cherry and raspberry flavors, highlighted by gumdrop, herb and spice details. Light tannins show some grip on the clean finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2019.
AUGUSTA, Côtes du Roussillon 2016, white wine.
A supple and fragrant white, with delicately laced floral, peach and diced pineapple flavors. Underpinnings of heather and honey cream add complexity through the spicy finish. Macabeu and Grenache Blanc. Drink now through 2019.