Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux’ Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018
Each vintage, from their base in Cairanne, they are able to select exceptional Grenache and Syrah from the best Côtes du Rhône Villages to make Les Coteaux, which they then enrich with classified wine from Séguret, Sablet and the cru of Cairanne.
Common practice in the Côtes du Rhône is to bottle the best cuvées as a single, named, village wine and the rest as more basic Côtes du Rhône Villages. Boutinot’s philosophy, on the other hand, is to start with the intention of making the very best Côtes du Rhône Villages possible by sourcing wine from the vineyards of named villages, and enriching them with a small proportion of barrel-aged wine from Sablet, Séguret and Cairanne. Boutinot's Côtes du Rhône Villages 'Les Coteaux' is therefore a selection of the best Grenache Noir and Syrah from some of the 17 named Côtes du Rhône Villages. We source wine from a number of growers with exceptional terroir and so have the flexibility to select only the very best fruit each vintage (rejecting parcels which do not meet their high standards). Mostly unoaked, a small proportion (20%) is part-aged for 22 months in a few new, but mostly older, oak barrels to bring depth and subtle notes of complexity.
Immediately impressive, this wine reveals its class from the start. Brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice - warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon. This classic Côtes du Rhône Villages is enriched with specially-selected parcels from the cru vineyards of Séguret, Sablet and Cairanne.
A delicious accompaniment to grilled meats, casseroles or a classic shepherd's pie.
Vegetarian | Vegan
75cl | Cork | 12% vol
18+ ONLY. Age verification will be needed before successful purchase.