The Côtes du Rhône (Rhône Valley) is a long and narrow area stretching along the banks of the Rhône river. The region begins just south of the city of Lyon and ends 200 kilometers away, just south of the city of Avignon. The climate is warm and sunny, and more evenly than in other French wine regions. The soil is gravel-like, mainly consisting of granite.
More than 80% of the Côtes du Rhône wines are red. The times that Rhône wines were considered easy drinking, non-complex wines have passed. Good Rhône wines are generally full, robust, strong in alcohol and perfectly fitting everyday meals, chicken dishes and mild cheeses.
The Rhône can be divided into the northern and southern vineyards.
In the southern vineyards, where 80% of the Côtes du Rhône wines are produced, we find the Châteauneuf-du-Pape: the famous Côtes du Rhône wine. The slopes are between Orange and Avignon, in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Provence, where the Popes had their summer residences. It is composed of 13 authorized and controlled grape varieties, including Syrah, Grenache and Clairette. Also here are the appellations Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Village.
Generous and supple wine from the Southern Rhone. Beautiful dark red in color. A bouquet of red and black berries with hints of liquorice and spices. Nice and full of flavor, but with a certain freshness. Touch of licorice in the long finish.
£8,45 per bottle