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M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rose

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Made from biodynamically-grown fruit by one of the kings of the Rhone, this is certainly a Rose that punches above it's weight. It's a lighter-bodied, bone-dry, spicy style that shows aromas of raspberries, blackberries and orange zest on the nose, along with a healthy whiff of anise and pepper spice. Whilst the palate is light, it does have some structure in the form of fine tannins, bright acidity, and a long, spicy finish. It needs some food, and would be great with poached shellfish.

Winemaker's Notes

The Côtes du Rhône vineyard is one of the oldest in France. More than two thousand years ago, Vienna was a prestigeous metropolis and first planted vineyards there.

The idea which differentiates Nothern from Southern Vineyards dates back to the XII th century. The reputation of wines largely overstepping regional limits, a royal edict in 1729 respecified the demarcation and instituted marking of casks with the letters " C.D.R. ".

The Côtes du Rhône wines finally attained official recognition from the INAO in 1937 thanks to Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarié.

Mainly Grenache, then Cinsault and Syrah.

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