Cave de Rasteau le Domelière Rasteau 2009

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A deep ruby red with aromas of red fruit, spices and liquorice, backed by a lovely structure and softened tannins.

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Cave de Rasteau:
Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean climate and the exposure of the vineyards is excellent: 70% of them are on south-facing hillsides (at 200-400 metres) swept by the Mistral; the soils are different types of clayey limestone, some of them covered with smooth stones. The diversity of soils Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with ... Read more
Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean climate and the exposure of the vineyards is excellent: 70% of them are on south-facing hillsides (at 200-400 metres) swept by the Mistral; the soils are different types of clayey limestone, some of them covered with smooth stones. The diversity of soils Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean climate and the exposure of the vineyards is excellent: 70% of them are on south-facing hillsides (at 200-400 metres) swept by the Mistral; the soils are different types of clayey limestone, some of them covered with smooth stones. The diversity of soils and grape varieties explains why Rasteau wines have such complexity in their aromas and flavours and are so potent, fine and elegant. The average age of the vines is 40, though some plots are over 80 years old: grapes from the old vines are used for Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel and and Côtes du Rhône Villages. Read less
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Cave de Rasteau le Domelière Rasteau

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Snooth User: redwhiteandbrew
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4.00 5
12/27/2010

this wine showed typical blackberry fruit with some gamy aromas along with violet undertones. on the palate, the black fruit was dense with an almost sweet jamminess to it.there was some spice,vanilla and a gamy leathery tone in the background.


Snooth User: Intoit
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3.00 5
01/08/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Cave de Rasteau le Domelière Rasteau

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A dark and powerful Rhocirc;ne, with all of the ripe fruit, gaminess and spice that this region is famous for. Earthy and mineral-driven, it expresses all the richness of the Rhocirc;ne terroir. This is one of the best values among wines of this quality, and I recommend you buy it by the case before it's all gone! Pair this wine with barbecued chicken or French onion soup.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A dark and powerful Rhandocirc;ne, with all of the ripe fruit, gaminess and spice that this region is famous for. Earthy and mineral-driven, it expresses all the richness of the Rhandocirc;ne terroir. This is one of the best values among wines of this quality, and I recommend you buy it by the case before it's all gone! Pair this wine with barbecued chicken or French onion soup.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe and well-focused, delivering a dark beam of plum, fig sauce and graphite, laced with hints of lavender and pastis. Very solid, with nice buried acidity holding the finish together. Drink now through 2011.



A deep ruby red with aromas of red fruit, spices and liquorice, backed by a lovely structure and softened tannins.

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