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Professional Ratings: 86 Wine Spectator
Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Item no. 57176
A blend of Grenache and Syrah that is an intense and brilliant red in the glass. On the nose and palate - spices and strawberry jam. Harmonious with a long finish. Recommended food: Pork chops, teriyaki salmon, or grilled NY steak.
The Côtes du Rhône-Villages represents the level between the regional appellation and the village appellation. Comprising seventy-two communities, this region became an appellation in 1967.
As an AOC, the wines of the Côtes du Rhône-Villages must conform to certain rules outlined by the INAO, or the Institute Nationale d'Appellation Controllee. These include requiring that the main varietal, Grenache, be blended with Cinsault, Syrah or Mourvedre. The minimum degree of alcohol is higher while the maximum grape yield allowed is smaller than the regional Cote du Rhone.