Domaine Olivier Hillaire Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2020

Traditional Price €25
WineSpark Price €15.57
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Olivier makes this Côtes du Rhône in exactly the same way as his Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

  • Older vines, grown with organic principles and harvested manually - to promote the freshness and purity of fruit
  • A long fermentation in tank - to develop complexity
  • And a long maturation in oak and concrete - to add softness and structure.

It’s a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah - so you get the red fruit and juiciness of the Grenache, along with the spice and power of the Syrah.

I’d been looking for a great value southern Rhône red for yonks - and as soon as I tried this at a wine fair in Paris, I knew I’d found the one.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Country France
Region of origin Vallee du Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 14.50%
Oak? Yes, 25%
Months in Oak 9 months
Type of Oak 225L
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 80 years
Average altitude of vines (m) -
Soil type(s) Limestone clay and rolled pebbles
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced?
Suitable for vegans?
Ageing potential 5-7 years
Ideal drinking window 2022-2026

Olivier Hillaire has two big passions in life - wine and rugby. He modestly tells me he played at a ‘reasonable’ level - for Grenoble and Bayonne in the Top 14 equivalent back then. Of course rugby wasn’t professional back then, so he’s been a winemaker since the age of 18, growing up on his parents’ vineyard. 

Read more about Olivier.

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We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Edwin Teehan (Limerick)
Great Value

Beautifully balanced Very enjoyable to drink with plenty of fruity flavours

John o’Brien (Dublin)
Superb cotes de Rhône at this price

Absolutely beautiful with duck and with rack of lamb. If you can leave some for the second day where it rounds out to a beautiful balanced wine.

Francis (Dublin)
Allez la France!

Bien joué, Olivier! You have captured the élan of Jean-Pierre Rives, the esprit of Thomas Castaignède, the finesse of Philippe Sella and the joie de vivre of Serge Blanco and put them all into this wonderful bottle! Merci beaucoup!

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