Côtes-du-rhône Wine

ABOUT COTES DU RHONE WINES. LOCATION: The Côtes du Rhône vineyards run along the banks of the Rhône River between Lyon and Avignon in South East France. The region is divided in two distinct parts, North and South. Both areas are primarily known for red wines. The area covers about 100 000 acres of vines (half of the Rhône Valley total acreage) over 171 villages. Grapes can be sourced from one single vineyard or from as many villages as 171. NORTHERN RHONE: The vines benefit from a semi-continental climate between Vienne and Valence, where the Syrah grape variety is at its best. These wines are superb with elegance and subtleness that pair nicely with stews which have simmered for hours, sausages, steaks, creamy cheeses, etc. SOUTHERN RHONE: Between Montélimar and Avignon, the climate is fully Mediterranean with the Grenache grape variety far in the lead. Associated with the Syrah and Mourvèdre grape varieties, it brings spicy notes which enhance southern cooking such as different vegetable Read more »

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  • Esprit

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Domaine de Givaudan

      Located in the heart of the typical village of Cavillargues, surrounded by the hillside wh...

  • Domaine Jaume

    Une histoire de famille L'histoire de la famille Jaume commence avec Henri Chauvet, et le Baron ...

  • Château Beauchêne

    The Bernard family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. Originally « mesnagers » or tena...

  • Château La Garance

    For the past 25 years, in the Champagne region, Alain Thienot has been laying the foundations for...

  • Domaine Chapoton

    The current vineyards are spread over 60 hectares and four villages. The beautiful country house...

  • Domaine du Vieux Chêne

    In the heart of Provence, in the famous sunny Cotes du Rhone, lies the Domaine du Vieux Chene win...

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Côtes-du-rhône on Snooth

  • Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

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    Great everyday wine, affordable, and pairs easily with hearty meats. Read More

    Wine review by mayyoke79


  • 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


  • Ok, I feel a tiny bit better about the Europeans... but just reading all the ... ... I had a really nice 2012 Cotes du Rhone that I bought for $15 with my guy. I will take a picture and post her Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • We're having some friends over tomorrow for a battle of the Rhones (CA vs CdP/Cotes du Rhone) tasting and dinner. Starting out with some gruyere stuffed shrimp with the whites and moving on to a Guinness lamb stew with the reds. I'll let you know how it turns out. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Marcoux Cotes du Rhone 2012

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    Not bad but not great Cotes du Rhone. Decent amount of blackberry and dark black cherry, fair amount of acidity but the tannins were a bit harsh. This may need some more bottle time. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Les Halos de Jupiter Côtes du Rhône 2010

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    The 2010 edition of this wine is not so cheap in Canada (19.50 US), but just as ... that speaks volumes about Cotes du Rhone Villages (say, Rasteau). This wine has leather, blueberry and a hint of white pepper on the finish which is long. Once again. superb value. 90 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Red 2010

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    E. Guigal is a northern Rhone specialist who, in the process of producing this CdR, adds up to 50% Syrah. The beautiful raspberry, mushroom, black pepper and earth on the nose promises considerable elegance and one is not disappointed; on the palate, this wine exudes finesse and elegance with steely red fruit and celery stalk. Has the structure... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Hello David, here's my two cents worth.  Looking at fairly available ... nice white (Belleruche Cotes Du Rhone Blanc) and red (Belleruche Cotes Du Rhone Rouge) at very reasonable prices and both would go well with Thanksgiving dinner.  Good luc Read More

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  • 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

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Domaine André Brunel Côtes du Rhône 2008

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    this is from Robert Parker for the 2009, but I found it equally descriptive of ... ... the Andre Brunel 2009 Cotes du Rhone. It exhibits classic southern Rhone/Provencal notes of kirsch liqueur, roasted herbs, pepper and seaweed. Medium-bodied and robust with good fruit and depth, it is ideal for drinking over the next 2-3 years." - Robert Pa... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Any info on Cotes du Rhone Pont Du Rhone Clerget 2008 jemo916@aol.com

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  • Amazing wine!!!

    Comment by 320005imaginous 320005 imaginous


  • I just wrote an article about the fabulous values out there in 2007 Cotes du Rhone. Please read and tell me what you think! http://www.thisyuppielife.com/?p=1184

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