Full Review

Château Séraphin

Château Séraphin
2017 Signargues, Côtes du Rhône Villages

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Château Séraphin
2017 Signargues, Côtes du Rhône Villages

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Interesting, nutty aromas and flavors of sesame and honey bar, soy sauce, red plum, and boiled Spanish peanut with a slightly chewy, vibrant, bone-dry full body and a warming, delightful, long finish with suggestions of black plum skin, peppered pancetta, and kale with firm, grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An atypically nutty Cotes Du Rhone that offers interesting pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: sesame and honey bar, soy sauce, red plum, and boiled Spanish peanut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of black plum skin, peppered pancetta, and kale
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An atypically nutty Cotes Du Rhone that offers interesting pairing possibilities.

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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.