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Wine of the Week: Domaine Saladin Cote du Rhone Loi 2009

March 14th, 2013

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This week’s wine of the week is from two lovely sisters located in Southern Rhone.  A true exception in the wine world, their vineyards have been organically grown and maintained, dating back to 1422.  The Loi is made primarily from both red and white Grenache grapes, handpicked and mixed with Syrah and Carignan.  The vinification is done by blending the grapes together in very small concrete vats and aged for a minimum of nine months.  The wine has a very nice nose of ripe red fruits, jellied cherries and a great suppleness in the mouth.   For generations the Saladin family has been making wine, and Elisabeth and Mary-Laurence Saladin continue to strengthen that tradition today.