Full Review

Chevalier Du Grand Robert

Chevalier Du Grand Robert
2021 Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: .26%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11
Best Buy

Chevalier Du Grand Robert
2021 Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: .26%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry licorice, fennel, balsamic vinegar, and garrigue with a velvety, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-long finish manifesting notes of red and black fruit with tart red fruits, thyme, sage and rosemary and polished saddle leather with a suggestion of oak flavor. A straightforward, balanced, and reliable Rhone blend for easy food pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: strawberry licorice, fennel, balsamic vinegar, and garrigue
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of red and black fruit with tart red fruits, thyme, sage and rosemary and polished saddle leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A straightforward, balanced, and reliable Rhone blend for easy food pairings.

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.