About This Wine
Red Wines Fit For A King
French wines from the Cotes du Rhone (literally translated as "the hills or slopes of the Rhone River") were the perennial favorites of the French monarchy in the 1700s. In fact, King Louis XV ordered all casks of wine shipped from the nearest port of Roquemaure to be branded with the letters "CDR" to ensure the wines served to the French court were truly from these premier vineyards.
Why such favor for the wines from the Cotes du Rhone? Because exceptional wines had been produced in that region since before the Roman empire. Boasting a unique terrior and ideal growing conditions, red wines from this region were consistently marked as smooth gems with exceptional aromas and generous fruit flavors.
The area's reputation as the "wine of kings" continues today. Critics and wine lovers alike generally report that red wines from Cotes du Rhone are among their favorite French wines. And we couldn't be happier to agree.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre
- Grape Source:Cotes du Rhone village of Cairanne, France
- Aromas & Flavors:Sweet Raspberries, Black Cherry, Violets, Herbs, Licorice, Pepper
- Aging Vessels:Aged in burgundy barrels for 12 to 24 months
- When to Drink:Now through 2017
- Food Pairing SuggestionClassic Provençale-style cuisine, roasted duck or goose, grilled pepper steak, or stuffing.
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