A Châteaux Rayas, Fonsalette & des Tours Offer

When Jacques Reynaud, third-generation owner of the legendary Château Rayas, passed away in 1997, his nephew, Emmanuel Reynaud, was called upon to takeover the winery –  suddenly feeling the weight of the Southern Rhône’s greatest legacy on his shoulders. But if that wasn’t daunting enough, he still had to manage his immediate family’s Sarrians-based estate: Château des Tours.

Though many feared the transition, Emmanuel’s similar winemaking philosophy – organic farming, manual plowing, delayed harvesting – ensured that both Châteaux Rayas and des Tours’ old-vine, mostly Grenache-based offerings continued as benchmarks of their respective appellations. And it’s credit to this that, today, each of the winery’s cuvées show superlative perfume, grace, texture and balance; yet with distinctive vineyard- and varietal-based identities.

It’s with much joy that we’re offering the cuvées below, each crafted by Emmanuel, in a one-off feature. Last year’s ​offer sold out in weeks, ​so we’re chuffed​​ to have secured a little more quantity, spanning several different back vintages. Having luckily tasted some ourselves, we’re not surprised that the extra years of bottle age have helped to resolve tannins, while developing the aforementioned ​spice-laden and silky textures.

2013 ​Domaine des Tours VdP de Vaucluse Rouge, $52
2012 Domaine des Tours VdP de Vaucluse Rouge, $52
Grenache, Counoise, Syrah and Cinsault.

2013 Château des Tours Reserve Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, $72
2010 Château des Tours Reserve Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, $75
Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah.

2010 Château des Tours Côtes-du-Rhône Vacqueyras, $126
2009 Château des Tours Côtes-du-Rhône Vacqueyras, $112
Grenache and Syrah.

2008 ​Château de Fonsalette Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, $215​ (limited availability)
2001 Château de Fonsalette Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, $248 (limited availability)

Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah.

2008 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, $500 (limited availability)
1999 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, $638 (limited availability)
Grenache

Prices valid until stocks last. 10% discount applicable on orders of six bottles or more.
Please email ac@blackhearts.com.au to place an order.



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