We love the Cotes du Rhone region of Southern France. It represents so much about what we value & love in wine. This region offers tremendous value, flavour and style..drink and be transported!
Domaine du Seminaire Cotes du Rhone Certified Organic (& many Bio touches) the delightful property is in Valréas North Eastern CDR..you can see the Jura out of the kitchen window. Fermenting their wines in the same huge concrete tanks since 1938, the couple takes an old-school approach to winemaking and uses no oak. So cooler & higher (400m) than the rest of CDR land which gives it a more refined and angular palate. Old soil, old vines (60 years) & the mistral all work well here to create this GEM!
Domaine Alary La Gerbaude Cotes du Rhone – Denis Alary and his family have been in the Cairanne region of the southern Rhone since 1692 so it’s fair to say that they know a thing or two about it. Cairanne is the most recent of the Southern Rhone Villages to be elevated to Cru status. This is mostly due to Denis Alary from Domaine Alary. His son Jean-Etienne worked a stage at Henschke in the Barossa Valley (a very sought after position) clearly the Alary’s reputation to craft exemplary Grenache based wine is world renowned. Old vines, with vineyards full of rock that retain & reflect heat ripening their Grenache, Syrah Mourvèdre combination to perfection.
Domaine Charvin Cotes du Rhone – “Charvin may indeed produce the Richebourg of Chateauneuf du Pape.”— Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate The Côtes du Rhône is regularly rated as one of the very best from this area and perhaps it is not surprising as the vines for this cuvee border directly on to the appellation for Chateauneuf du Pape in the northern sector where they are located. Produced from a blend of 81% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan and 7% Syrah. Delicious spicy dark raspberry, ripe cherry and red liquorice flavours fill the mid weighted palate with elements of dried clove, earth and pepper lying underneath. Heart and soul southern Rhone style, highlighting Grenache and its ability to perform & produce delicious graceful wine.
It would take a hard heart to not fall in love with this mixed 6 pack. Normally $205 use coupon code CDR15 at checkout to receive a 15% discount.
Enjoy!! Regards Cam & Jeremy