About This Wine
Among all of France’s wine regions, Cotes du Rhone probably is the most diverse.
There are the red wines of Cote Rotie in the north and Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the south — both rich and full bodied, but quite distinct in aroma, flavor and style. Then there are the fruity red wines of Crozes Hermitage and the southern Rhone. And let’s not forget the wonderful white wines of Condrieu and Chateau Grillet.
Most French appellations are defined by one or two varieties. But Cotes du Rhone is a hub of diversity, where the vintners embrace a number of winegrapes to craft extremely flavorful and complex cuvees. A good example is the red blend from Clefs des Légats, a Grenache-based wine that includes a significant “splash” of Syrah.
The grapes were grown on a stony hillside with chalky-clay soil, and the finished wine is both fruitful and spicy. It’s a delicious example of the Cotes du Rhone’s diversity.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:85% Grenache & 15% Syrah
- Grape Source:France’s Cotes du Rhone Appellation
- Aromas & Flavors:Lavender, Strawberry, Sour Cherry, Baking Spices and a Hint of Pepper
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionroasted red meats, or grilled chicken.
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