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Rhône to the Bone

Rhône to the Bone
2016 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta Turkey

Category: Rhône White Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Rhône to the Bone
2016 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta Turkey

Category: Rhône White Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Light gold color. Aromas of fallen apricot, vinaigrette, earthy minerals, and beeswax with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and an effortless, medium-length ground walnut and cream finish with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. An easy-drinking Cotes du Rhone blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fallen apricot, vinaigrette, earthy minerals, and beeswax
Taste Flavor: ground walnut and cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Sandwich, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking Cotes du Rhone blanc.

The Producer

Ravoire & Fils

The Producer
225 Avenue de la Gare
Le Grand Jardin, Lauris, 84360
France
33 -490087620

Their Portfolio

87 Chateau Saint Hipployte 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $14.99.
85 Domaine Bel Eouve 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $13.99.
88 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2017 Rose, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13% (France) $13.99.
89 Domaine Fontanyl 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Domaine La Rabiotte 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
93 Domaine Saint-Ferreol 2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13% (France) $11.99.
90 Florette 2015 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
90 Jas Des Vignes 2015 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 14% (France) $9.99.
91 Jas Des Vignes 2016 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.99.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2017 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 13% (France) $10.99.
85 Les Trois Sources 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13% (France) $12.99.
85 Les Trois Sources 2016 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $11.99.
89 Manon 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
84 Manon 2016 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
96 Retrofollies 2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2015 Red , Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
84 Rhône to the Bone 2016 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.99.
85 Rhône to the Bone 2016 Red, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $15.99.
88 Rhône to the Bone 2017 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99.
86 Rhône to the Bone 2017 Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 13.5% (France) $13.99.

Rhone White Cotes du Rhone

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Much like thier 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.

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