Les Halos de Jupiter Côtes-du-Rhône 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 12, 2017
- Last modified: September 12, 2017
Made in conjunction with consultants Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie and named for the king of all gods, this line of wines is always great value for price on our market. The Côtes-du-Rhône is a blend of old-vine Grenache with 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre from a high-altitude vineyard near Roaix (northern point of the Southern Rhône). Grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed, and spend 1 year in concrete before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dusky blue florals, plum, dried rosemary are softly drawn across grippy, gritty tannins to a drying finish that lingers with violets. Textural and lightly touched (the concrete is impressive here). Authentic, honest and ready to drink with bistro fare.