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"...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Tardieu-Laurent Rasteau Vieilles Vignes 2009

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    Bearing in mind my mental state (opening a corked wine by a competitor from Rasteau just minutes earlier...), this wine still meets the boundaries of excellence...beautiful nose of cherry cake that brings on memories of childhood with Grandmother plus the rich cherry liqueur and spice (pepper) on entry plus again the smooth almond bitter finish ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Roche-Audran Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013

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    Excellent white Cotes du Rhone comprised of grenache blanc, viognier and clairette. Very nice floral aromatics. There's some tasty stone fruit, zippy acidity and some subtle creamy lemon with just a touch of white pepper on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Inama Vin Soave 2012

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    Interesting Italian white from the garganega grape. Nice and light mix of citrus and stone fruit. Creamy but not too tart lemon meringue with a bit of a floral note. Not overly complex but decent acidity and a medium finish. Read More

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  • Pierre Henri Morel Signargues Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011

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    Reticent on the nose with clear notes of candied strawberry and blackberry fruits wrapped in hints of leather, dried herbs, grilled meat and licorice. Smooth and moderately rich in the mouth, this really could use a bit more acidity for my palate, though many will appreciate the wines seamless character and slightly weight feel. On the palate on... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pierre Henri Morel Signargues Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011

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  • Les Galets de Sauveterre Cotes du Rhone 2011

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  • Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Chat Fou Rose 2013

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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


  • Domaine Pere Caboche Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rose 2013

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