Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve Box 2009

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The Rhone experienced a very healthy and concentrated crop in 2009 due to an exceptionally dry summer. The result is another wine of exceptional quality from the highly-regarded Jaume brothers. Featuring aromas of fresh berries and spices, the palate is full-flavored with silky-smooth tannins. Made in a soft, elegant style, the long, supple finish is stylish and persistent. Ideal throughout the meal, but particularly with poultry and other white meats as well as mild cheeses.

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Domaine Grand Veneur:
In 1320, Pope Jean XXII had the first vines planted in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. But only in 1360 did the vine acquire a certain importance, first with the white wine drunk by Innocent VI, then with red wine; but these products remained little known. Only from the 18th century onward, did the vine occupy the territory and papal wine begin to be famous. In the Jaume family, the generations ha... Read more
In 1320, Pope Jean XXII had the first vines planted in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. But only in 1360 did the vine acquire a certain importance, first with the white wine drunk by Innocent VI, then with red wine; but these products remained little known. Only from the 18th century onward, did the vine occupy the territory and papal wine begin to be famous. In the Jaume family, the generations have perpetuated the profession of winegrower since Mathieu JAUME decided, in 1826, to grow vines in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. The successions were assumed by Marius, Fernand and Roger. In 1979, Alain and Odile JAUME carried on the family tradition with the creation of the GRAND VENEUR WINERY. At the beginning, the vineyard extended over 22 acres. Over time, the vineyard grew to today's figure of nearly 135 acres spread in the CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, LIRAC, CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES "Les Champauvins", and CÔTES DU RHÔNE areas. In 2003, a new estate of 35 acres was acquired: the "CLOS DE SIXTE" Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée LIRAC. This appellation located 10 kilometres from Châteauneuf du Pape, is one of the thirteen Crus of the Rhône Valley. Over the years, the family has grown, too. Today, Sébastien and Christophe are gradually taking charge of the management of the estate. Sharing the family know-how, they have to put to maximum advantage their knowledge in wine-growing and wine-tasting. Read less
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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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The Rhone experienced a very healthy and concentrated crop in 2009 due to an exceptionally dry summer. The result is another wine of exceptional quality from the highly-regarded Jaume brothers. Featuring aromas of fresh berries and spices, the palate is full-flavored with silky-smooth tannins. Made in a soft, elegant style, the long, supple finish is stylish and persistent. Ideal throughout the meal, but particularly with poultry and other white meats as well as mild cheeses.

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