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In contrast to many of Stephane's wines from the Northern Rhone that show the more serious side of the region, this wine is meant to be a joyful expression of the South. "The Time Has Come" to express his personality as the eighth generation to care for the winery. From Plan de Dieu - predominantly Grenache, with some Syrah and Mourvedre - it's whole cluster pressed and finished in concrete. This is an approachable wine that can also age a few years. Lots of structure with firm tannins alongside ripe cherry, leather and garrigue.

Try it with Moroccan chicken and olive tagine.

In the 1980's the Ogier family began vinifying their own wines. Stephane Ogier has been heralded as the face of the new generation of the Northern Rhone. He studied in Beaune and brings Burgundian techniques such as vinifiying parcels seperately and using oak sparingly. While his top wines receive incredible praise from critics his appellation wines deserve a look, they over deliver for their modest price tag.

The Rhone Valley is blessed with an ideal combination of contrasting climate influences. The round stones that were created by glaciers moving and rolling rivers reflect heat upon the vines to encourage ripening. The stones retain the heat into the night which is needed when the mistral wind starts gusting down the Rhone Valley starting near Dijon. The mistral wind could blow the ears off a donkey. The vines need to be staked down to prevent them from blowing over but the benefit is that it cools the vines and retains acidity, essential for aging.

Stephane Ogier 2021 'Les Temps est Venu' Cotes du Rhone

SKU: 764645
Regular price $34.85
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COUNTRY: France

REGION: Rhone Valley

VARIETAL: Red Blend

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FORMAT: 750 ML

In contrast to many of Stephane's wines from the Northern Rhone that show the more serious side of the region, this wine is meant to be a joyful expression of the South. "The Time Has Come" to express his personality as the eighth generation to care for the winery. From Plan de Dieu - predominantly Grenache, with some Syrah and Mourvedre - it's whole cluster pressed and finished in concrete. This is an approachable wine that can also age a few years. Lots of structure with firm tannins alongside ripe cherry, leather and garrigue.

Try it with Moroccan chicken and olive tagine.

In the 1980's the Ogier family began vinifying their own wines. Stephane Ogier has been heralded as the face of the new generation of the Northern Rhone. He studied in Beaune and brings Burgundian techniques such as vinifiying parcels seperately and using oak sparingly. While his top wines receive incredible praise from critics his appellation wines deserve a look, they over deliver for their modest price tag.

The Rhone Valley is blessed with an ideal combination of contrasting climate influences. The round stones that were created by glaciers moving and rolling rivers reflect heat upon the vines to encourage ripening. The stones retain the heat into the night which is needed when the mistral wind starts gusting down the Rhone Valley starting near Dijon. The mistral wind could blow the ears off a donkey. The vines need to be staked down to prevent them from blowing over but the benefit is that it cools the vines and retains acidity, essential for aging.