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Rhône to the Bone

Rhône to the Bone
2017 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Rhône White Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Rhône to the Bone
2017 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Rhône White Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe peach, honeydew melon, graham cracker, and white miso with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length lemon sorbet and wildflowers finish with fine tannins and no oak. A deliciously balanced white Cotes-du-Rhone for beautiful pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe peach, honeydew melon, graham cracker, and white miso
Taste Flavor: lemon sorbet and wildflowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously balanced white Cotes-du-Rhone for beautiful pairings.

The Producer

Ravoire & Fils

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

Their Portfolio

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88 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2017 Rose, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13% (France) $13.99.
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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.
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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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