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MAISON BOUACHON

Côtes du Rhône

“Côtes du Rhône blends have a widespread reputation and have been imitated in Spain, Australia and America as a result. This is a great example of what it's like in its birthplace, the Southern Rhône”

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

Up to 21 varieties can make their way into a Cotes-du-Rhône blend. This one is made from Grenache and Carignan. Grenache brings body and red-fruit flavour. Carignan brings tannins and hints of sweet spices. Crucially, this is made from very old vines, which produce intensely concentrated grapes.

 

About the producer

Maison Bouachon have produced fantastic blends in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for over a century and have expanded out of the region to other Southern Rhône spots. They were pioneers in creating wines from old vines, and their experience certainly shows here.

 

About the region

The southern area of the Rhône Valley is its warmest. Here, warm, dry summers are perfect for the ripening of Carignan, which struggles in the region's northern areas. Wines labelled Côtes du Rhône are usually produced outside of the big-name appellations, like Gigondas. And they often offer great value for money.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Low
Tannins
High
Light
Body
Full