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Cotes du Rhone Marechal de Valban 2003

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/74660. for £3.99. Cotes du Rhone is a term that has been used to describe red,white and rose wines from the Rhone valley between Vienne and Avignon since the 17th century although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans. AOC status was awarded in 1937.My bottle was made by Louis Bernard, a negociant house founded in 1976 on behalf of of Selection Jean-Francois Ranvier [ www.dauvergne-ranvier.com ] My bottle is a blend of grenache and syrah but I do not know in what proportions.This cuvee is no longer made. I started my bottle at the weekend with my beef stew and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft but sufficient to give structure.It was an OK wine that went well with the stew and was good value for money.

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Region: Cote-du-rhône

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  • 2003

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Winery: Louis Bernard  
Color: Red
Blend: Grenache, Syrah
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Louis Bernard:
Established in 1976 in the Rhône Valley, we strive to make terroir-driven wines expressive of the Louis Bernard style: fruity and concentrated while also supple and well-rounded. Boasting a beautiful aromatic complexity and good structure, our wines can be enjoyed young, but also have great aging potential. In order to obtain the high-quality grapes needed to make exceptional wines, Louis B... Read more
Established in 1976 in the Rhône Valley, we strive to make terroir-driven wines expressive of the Louis Bernard style: fruity and concentrated while also supple and well-rounded. Boasting a beautiful aromatic complexity and good structure, our wines can be enjoyed young, but also have great aging potential. In order to obtain the high-quality grapes needed to make exceptional wines, Louis Bernard holds long-term contracts with about fifteen growers. Our oenologists and winemakers work closely with our growers, and we offer them incentives to surpass our defined level of quality. In this manner, we are able to obtain premium fruit year after year, enabling us to produce wines of consistent quality and style for a great value. Proof of our strategy’s success can be seen in the over thirty-five scores of 87+ points that we have received from Wine Spectator since 2000. The Chartreuse de Bonpas, a 12th century convent located just outside of Avignon in Caumont-Sur-Durance, is home to our organically-farmed estate vineyards, 42 acres of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, and Viognier. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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3.00 5
01/18/2016

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/74660. for £3.99. Cotes du Rhone is a term that has been used to describe red,white and rose wines from the Rhone valley between Vienne and Avignon since the 17th century although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans. AOC status was awarded in 1937.My bottle was made by Louis Bernard, a negociant house founded in 1976 on behalf of of Selection Jean-Francois Ranvier [ www.dauvergne-ranvier.com ] My bottle is a blend of grenache and syrah but I do not know in what proportions.This cuvee is no longer made. I started my bottle at the weekend with my beef stew and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft but sufficient to give structure.It was an OK wine that went well with the stew and was good value for money.




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