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2018 Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Caves Saint Pierre, Rhone, France

The nose is full of stone fruit, acacia and crystallised fruits. Rounded on the palate, with a soft finish.

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2018 Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Caves Saint Pierre, Rhone, France

Producer Information

This cave was established in 1898 by the Bouachon family in Châteauneuf, but it was with a program of modernisation begun in the 1950’s that it began to make its mark. Purchased by the Skalli family in 2001, the Bouachons still manage the negocient day to day and specialise in wines from the southern Rhône.

Regional Information

Cotes du Rhone is a region-wide appellation for red, rosé and white wines covering the length and breadth of the Rhone Valley in eastern France. It includes more than 170 villages, following the course of the Rhone river southwards for 125 miles (200km) from Saint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhone to Avignon. A small proportion of the appellation’s wines are white, but the classic Cotes du Rhone wine is a fruity, middleweight red blend generally based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

The Cotes du Rhone appellation was introduced in November 1937, to provide a catch-all title for goodquality Rhone wines from the valley’s lesser-known and less-prestigious viticultural areas. Although it does not hold the prestige of the Rhone’s more famous names (Chateauneuf, Cote Rotie, Hermitage), the Cotes du Rhone title has risen to become one of France’s most popular and famous wine appellations.

The Rhone Valley climate varies measurably from north to south. The northern Rhone climate is cooler and more continental than the south – influenced more by the Alps than the Mediterranean. As a result, northern Cotes du Rhone wines tend to be slightly more structured and “serious” than those from the south. The Mediterranean-influenced south enjoys a warmer, more stable climate with hot summers and mild winters. This contributes to richer, brighter, higher-alcohol wines.

2 reviews for 2018 Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Caves Saint Pierre, Rhone, France

  1. Kevan

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    Haven’t opened this yet

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