Côtes du Rhône Villages Wine

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The Controlled Appellation of Cotes du Rhone Villages was established in 1966 in the south east France. Exclusive to the Southern Rhone, Cotes du Rhone Villages wines covers 95 villages, of which 18 have the right to include their name on the label. TERROIR: The soil types are the same as in Cotes du Rhone, but the climate and soil criteria accepted, are far more strict, due to the production rules for this Appellation. As a rule, stony argilo-calcaireous soils produce full-bodied complex wines, deeply colored with a powerful bouquet. Dry stony soils produce more refined wines, renowned for elegance, finesse and fruitiness. GRAPE VARIETIES (red): Primary: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre Secondary: Carignan, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Camarese or Vaccarese, Picpoul, Terret TASTING & DRINKING: The full-bodied red wines are the ideal compliment for game (venison, wild boar, hare), Provencal stew, and a myriad of stuffed vegetables dishes and truffle seasoned specialties. The white wines, with their Read more »

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Domaine Grand Nicolet Rasteau Vieilles Vignes 2010

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    If you like the Southern Rhone, this wine from the denominated commune (village) of Rasteau is a delight. It bears a perfume of sweet raspberry and cherry, and the entry is a pleasure... there is that grainy, chocolate raspberry coffee flavour throughout - almost overpowering - but not too, too unsubtle. Finish is long and satisfying with tanni... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Primus the Blend 2012

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    The wine is a deep indigo in the glass, with brighter garnet along the edges. The nose is a lovely combination of smoke, ripe black fruit, rosemary and clove. The flavor is quite nice, with some sweet fruit notes of strawberry and plum up front that transition nicely to some earthy notes of toasted oak and blackberry midpalate. The tannins ar... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Oratoire St. Martin Cairanne Reserve des Seigneurs 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by anchca


  • Domaine les Grands Bois Cuvee Marc 2011

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    Smooth, light, a bit of a tannic finish Read More

    Wine review by dnemerov


  • AOA, I've had fun doing some side by sides with Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Cotes du Rhone Villages, although Chateauneuf du Pape can be a bit of a different beast.To compliment EMarks post above we opened the Apsara Rivers Reach Sauv Blanc this evening. This is not about grapefruit but more subtle and balanced citrus and stone fruit. There's plent... Read More

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  • L'Ameillaud Cairanne 2012

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    Loved it Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Blue Rock Winery Baby Blue 2012

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    Best Baby Blue I've had so far. nice balance with the Bordeaux varietals from Sonoma minue the petite Verdot.....with just a splash of Syrah! Great wine for around $25 or less....That should be drank relatively early! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Sartori di Verona Amarone Della Valpolicella 2010

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    Wine review by xfer


  • Saint Maurice Cotes du Rhone Villages By Marks and Spencer 2008

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC was set up for red,white and rose wines in 1967 and refers to 90 communes in the southern Rhone region.Production rules are stricter than for the standard Cotes du Rhone AOC and the wine is supposed to be of higher quality.18 of the communes,including ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have had the pleasure the last few days to taste some nice wines courtesy of ... sheer class. Opened a 2005 Cotes Du Rhone Villages by Gabrielle Meffre today but it hadn't the spice I was looking for and seemed over the hill.Still in the wings is an Oregon Pinot Noir 2007 from Erath (unknown to me) an Eden Valley Riesling from Peter Lehman a... Read More

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