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Chateau Maucoil

Chateau Maucoil
2014 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Chateau Maucoil
2014 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet black color. Herbal, fruity aromas and flavors of menthol, cherry and raspberry jam, country road, and blueberry compote with a slightly chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting impressions of gravel, stewed peach, and black tea with dusty, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lip-smacking Côtes du Rhone for every occasion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: menthol, cherry and raspberry jam, country road, and blueberry compote
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of gravel, stewed peach, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lip-smacking Côtes du Rhone for every occasion.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Rhone Red Cotes du Rhone

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Côtes-du-Rhône is produced in red and white versions; the red being far more popular and better known. These are blends of several grapes, most often Grenache and Syrah with other varieties including Mourvedre and Carignan. Medium-bodied, they have red cherry and berry fruit, slight spice and woodsy flavors, good acidity and moderate tannins. These are made in a style to be consumed from three to seven years. although a few of the best can drink well for a decade.

Much like their red siblings, Côtes-du-Rhône whites are a great value, with many wines at or under $20 to be found. They must be made from at least 80% of the allowed Rhone white grapes: Clairette, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Viognier and make ideal summer quaffers.

White wines from this area can vary enormously in quality and typicity from thin and watery to juicy and ripe. The best producers, however, will make wines that are rich and ripe. Côtes-du-Rhône is almost always drinkable upon release and requires no further cellaring.