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"...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Domaine Pere Caboche Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rose 2013

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    Earthy and stemmy on the nose with hints of cherry fruit and and some tart raspberry accents. Simple and not intense. Opening with fine acids, this quickly turns a little chunky and clumsy with simple fruit that mirrors the nose, a hint of minerality, and a slightly chewy texture. fading fairly quickly on the finish, this is an easy to enjoy qua... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Last day of wine touring.Thursday had us lunching with Vincent Rochette, owner and winemaker for Domaine Roche-Audran. Really nice guy in his early 40's.  After lunch we went to his winery and sampled through some of his offerings. A fantastic white Cotes du Rhone of grenache blanc, clairette and viognier was rich but with nice minerality and ve... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merci - Provence 2014


  • Frontera Pedro Jimenez 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Ok Gentlemen, today was my twice monthly massage day (2.5 hours long mind you) ... 'la Daurelle', 2009 Cotes du Rhone Villages.  I am drinking as I write this posting and I do like it.  I still have some of that Ridge Lytton Springs 2011 in the fridge so I'll have to do some comparison tasting tonight to select my favorit Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010

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    Not bad, just a bit simple and rustic for a southern Rhone villages level red blend. Red cherry, somewhat biting acidity and a short to medium finish. Definitely needs some food to balance out the tartness. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sorry BBZ, did a bit of an internet search and can't find a thing about ... college. The Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Villages is nice but fairly simple and a bit rustic. Now the Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas is a bit of a different animal.  Fantastic balance, really nice dark fruit, blackberry, plum and dark cherry. Fine grained tannins, liv... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine Guy Mousset Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Réservée 2012

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    I drink a lot of wine and have for 30 years. I don't analyze any of them - just go by smell, taste, feel in my mouth and how satisfying they are. This is a very good Cotes du Rhone and very enjoyable to drink. Read More

    Wine review by FMinParis


  • Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone Villages "Saint-mapalis" 2012

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    This regular Southern Rhone offering has an excellent sweet cherry nose exuding the essence of Grenache; on the palate, there is more of the same with withering red fruit flavors, some stem-like acerbity and soft tannin on the finish. This is slightly above the usual café style in (say) Gigondas. 85 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine de Cabasse Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet les Deux Anges 2010

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    Black cherry, black currant, bacon fat, raisins, figs and a hint of black pepper; fairly long finish with chewy tannins. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Chemin des Papes Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009

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    My Rating 87; this wine is light soft and well rounded, fruity. Nose is good . Overall i found this wine not very interesting although there are no faults Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


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