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Domaine Saint Gayan Rasteau 2013

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] Rasteau is an appellation originally created in 1944 [although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans] for fortified wines made mainly of the grenache grape from the area around the village of that name some 12 miles north-east of the town of Orange on the banks of the Ouveze river in the southern Rhone valley.For dry red wines,from 1996 Rasteau also became one of the village names that could be added to the Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation and in 2010 it became an appellation in its own right.My bottle is such a dry red wine and comes from Domaine Saint Gayan,a well known southern Rhone producer,and consists of 65% grenache,25% mourverde and 10% syrah.They have a 5 hectare plot in the Rasteau appellation which includes some 100 year old vines.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken. There is plenty of a blackberry style fruit with soft tannins although it is a little dry and austere but reserved and structured.It was a good match for the roast chicken.

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Domaine Saint-gayan:
This is an ancient family  estate now run by Jean-Pierre Meffre with 38 hectares in total 33 of which are under vine.  Based in Gigondas they produce a range of red,rose and white wines under  the Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape,Rasteau and Cotes du Rhone appellations.The well known American wine critic Robert Parker is a fan of this estate

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] Rasteau is an appellation originally created in 1944 [although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans] for fortified wines made mainly of the grenache grape from the area around the village of that name some 12 miles north-east of the town of Orange on the banks of the Ouveze river in the southern Rhone valley.For dry red wines,from 1996 Rasteau also became one of the village names that could be added to the Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation and in 2010 it became an appellation in its own right.My bottle is such a dry red wine and comes from Domaine Saint Gayan,a well known southern Rhone producer,and consists of 65% grenache,25% mourverde and 10% syrah.They have a 5 hectare plot in the Rasteau appellation which includes some 100 year old vines.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken. There is plenty of a blackberry style fruit with soft tannins although it is a little dry and austere but reserved and structured.It was a good match for the roast chicken.



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