Immediately impressive, this wine reveals its class from the start.
Typical red berry fruit on the nose underpinned by subtle oaky nuances. Flavours are densely packed, layer upon layer of primary red fruit are refined by smooth oaky subtleties bound up in a finely woven structure. In the long finish the intensity of the vintage shines as the wine ‘grows’ in the glass. ‘Les Coteaux’ is made to relish on release but the finely grained tannins are likely to lend longevity.
IN THE VINEYARD
Common practice in the Côtes du Rhône is to bottle the best cuvées as a single named Village wine and the rest as basic 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 & Cairanne. Boutinot Rhȏne 'Les Coteaux' is therefore a selection of the best Grenache & Syrah from some of the 17 named Côtes du Rhône Villages. Eric Monnin sources wine from a number of growers with exceptional terroir allowing him the flexibility to select only the very best fruit each vintage and reject parcels which do not meet our high standards.
IN THE WINERY
Côtes du Rhône Villages enriched with barrels of ‘classified’ named Village wine from Cairanne, Sablet and Séguret. Mostly unoaked, a small proportion (15%) is part aged for 22 months in a few new but mostly older oak barrels to bring depth and subtle notes of complexity.
A delicious accompaniment to grilled meats, heart-warming casseroles or a classic shepherd's pie.
IN THE PRESS
2010 Vintage: "Bright and clean dark berry fruit. Not at all confected, but warm, sweet and welcoming. Incredibly drinkable, with the sensation of biting into a ripe strawberry and letting the juice run down your chin. Fresh, bright, and superb value." Judges Comments, The Wine Merchant 'Top 50' 2013 2010 Vintage: " 'Plenty of red fruit and some intensity with fine tannins and fresh, juicy acidity. Long finish,' said Hakkasan's Christine Parkinson. 'Full-bodied with some spicy complexity - chunky, chewy and satisfying,' said Winetec's Tim Wildman MW." Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges Comments 2010 Vintage: 88 Points in The Rhône Report. "The 2010 Les Côteaux has classic Côtes du Rhône aromas and flavors of currants, ground pepper, tobacco leaf, and spice to go with a medium-bodied, fresh and lively palate. Showing the vintage purity and freshness, with ripe tannin, it is a solid, delicious effort that will drink nicely for 3-5 years". Jeb Dunnuck, March 2013
2013 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2014 - Silver 2011 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Silver 2010 Vintage: The Wine Merchant 'Top 50' 2013 2010 Vintage: IWC 2013 - Bronze 2010 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver 2010 Vintage: IWSC 2013 - Bronze
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
Grenache 85%, Syrah 15%
We take great care in providing you this product information however it is done in good faith and should not be considered a substitute for the information on the producer’s label. All products are subject to change which may affect the ingredients list and/or allergy advice given on this website. If you require further information please contact the producer direct using the information in this website or on the product label.