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Chevalier Du Grand Robert

Chevalier Du Grand Robert
2020 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
Best Buy

Chevalier Du Grand Robert
2020 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of sea salt, fennel seed, black cherry, and cola with a lively, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of bramble fruit, cranberry, and sage with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky-smooth, fruit-driven Rhone that will will be a hit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: sea salt, fennel seed, black cherry, and cola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of bramble fruit, cranberry, and sage
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky-smooth, fruit-driven Rhone that will will be a hit.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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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.