- 2021 Richebois Côtes du Rhône Village, France ($7.99 @ Dealer Joe’s, California)
Coat do roan villahj. (That’s the way it’s pronounced.)
Whilst you’d be forgiven for considering that wines labeled merely Côtes du Rhône are synonymous with Côtes du Rhône Village, there’s really a definite step up in high quality within the latter.
Producers listed below are required to stick to stricter wine rising and wine making guidelines than these prescribed for wine labeled merely Côtes du Rhône. Of their pink wines, the Grenache grape should be current at not lower than 50%. A most of 20% of different licensed varieties (most notably Syrah and Mourvèdre) is permitted. You already know, guidelines…
Though France is taken into account an “previous world” wine nation, these Rhone wines have extra in frequent with “new world” wines similar to these produced right here in California.
Frankly don’t understand how a wine that’s lower than one 12 months previous could be this good, not to mention promote for $7.99. However I’m not complaining…it’s scrumptious and prepared for having fun with now, though it advantages from respiratory some.
Pours a beautiful purplish pink. Darkish fruit, cocoa powder and a nice earthiness on the nostril. The palate is comprised of plum, black cherry and licorice flavors. Would pair properly with all kinds of meals together with lean meats, arduous cheeses, pizza and pasta with each pink and white sauces. Tasted even higher the second day.
This can be a nice “shoulder season” wine that can really feel like an autumn sweater.
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