Redheads Wine - Coco Rotie 2016
Redheads Wine – Coco Rotie 2016 (88 TSW)
The first thing you notice is the funny label of this wine. Also the wine has a funny story: The wine is named after the ancient Monkey King who had an insatiable hunger for roasted coconuts (Noix de Coco Rôties) I expected something completely different when I opened the bottle but this red blend is seriously well made.
Ok. Dont expect a real Cote Rotie style but with a nod to this region. ????
In the glass a dense purple crimson color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of forest fruit, ripe cherries and smoke with hints of forest floor and vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with a soft and round mouthfeel showing flavours of blackberries, plums and dark chocolate with vanilla hints. Medium acidity and tannins. Alcohol is a bit high and it has a nice length.
The story of RedHeads Studio started with a couple of Aussie winemakers who went to France to introduce the "old hand" to the trade with their new techniques. Australian wine had conquered the World in the 70s and 80s. Tony Laithwaite, founder of the English wine company Laithwaites decided to bring a number of Australian winemakers to France. Here the first seed was laid of RedHead's new viticulture movement.
In a shed in McLaren Vale, a former Indian restaurant called RedHeads, a few winemakers face the challenge of presenting their wine dream: making beautiful, creative wines, in small volumes with a strong focus on quality.
Meanwhile, the Redheads winery is working hard internationally and they still give young talents the opportunity to unleash their creativity and talents on the best grapes from the region. Redheads Wines says about himself: "A free-spirited, movement liberating the best grapes from the premium labels to make wines with soul, character and personality"