Posts Tagged ‘cotes du rhone’

Chateau de Montfaucon

March 18, 2010

Baron Louis 2006

Cotes du Rhone

750ml. $32.99.

Blend : Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvedre, Counoise 

The 2006 Baron Louis presents a very intense nose with mineral, flinty scents underpinning the dark fruit, green pepper aromas. This is Grenache turf and the variety flexes it muscle: an alcoholic waft blows off the glass, without being impertinent or over the top. The texture is mercurial, runny, playful, with the nose tones reverberating on the palate. Extremely fine tannins lead the lips into a slight pucker with gusto. Medium body, elegance and finesse define this Southern Rhone wine. The finish is long, subtle, with touches of pepper, mint and other herbs crushed on a stone mortar. Delicious.

 

 

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Gratitude, affordable Cotes du Rhone Blend

May 22, 2009

inca-white “Gratitude” is a blend of Grenache, Syrah Mouverdre, made from grapes grown in Plan de Dieu soils, stony and well drained, with lots of sunshine. It shows a dark purple color and a rich nose of stewed red fruit and spice. Earthy notes and black pepper in the medium plus palate, with smooth tannins and good acidity. The finish is long and persistent, with more black pepper and stewed red berries. Excellent to drink now or keep for a few years.

Product: Gratitude

Variety: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Vintage: 2007

Winery: Chateau La Couranconne

Origin: Plan de Dieu, Cotes du Rhone, France

Alcohol: 13.5%

Price: 23.99 (Everything Wine)