Côtes du Rhône 2010 - Xavier Vins

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£ 9.90 tax incl.

One of the most charming Côtes-du-Rhône we have come across – yet again, for under £10 per bottle. You will love its beautiful aromas of dark fruit and its silky tannins. Expressive nose and round on the palate – this is how we could simply describe it.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Producer Xavier Vins Eye Ruby with crimson notes
Vintage 2010 Nose  Aromas of fruits, flowers, spices and minerals
Appellation Côtes du Rhône Mouth Full of flavour: red and black fruits first then white flowers,
Area Rhône Valley   candied citrus and spices in the finish
Colour Red Drink from Now
Grapes Grenache (60%) Mourvèdre (25%) Drink before 2015
  Syrah (15%)  Open  1 hour before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 14-16°C
       
Food pairing
Great to drink with white and red meat (with sauce or grilled), cheese, spicy or aromatic cuisine with herbs.
 
A word about the producer
Initially a “flying winemaker” (Bordeaux, Champagne, Australia, New Zealand, California...), Xavier Vignon has become an oenologist and a consultant in the Southern Rhône Valley. He is now adviser to some of the most prestigious domains in the region, such as Le Nerthe and Grand Veneur. This activity allows him to source the best grapes to elaborate his wines. Since the late 90s, Xavier has spent most of his time in the Rhône Valley, developing modern techniques while keeping traditional methods with an amazing success.
 
What experts say
About the producer
Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate):
"I was blown away by these current and new releases. Across the board they showed beautifully made profiles, with not only loads of fruit and texture, but superb balance and classic Southern Rhone characters. In fact, each of the wines showed what I think of as textbook characteristics of the terroirs from which they come. In addition, the prices remain remarkably low, and these wines are a treasure trove for the savvy buyer."

About the wine
Robert Parker: 90
“Composed of 70% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone was aged in wood barrels (one-third) and tank (two-thirds). It possesses copious notes of garrigue, loamy soil, balsam wood, underbrush, kirsch and blacker fruits. This medium-bodied 2010 is ideal for consuming over the next several years.”
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Southern Rhône, calcareous, clayey, argilo-calcareous, or rocky
Age of vines 40 years old in average
Yield 40hl/ha
Harvest Manual harvest, sorting and desteming
Winemaking Each grape variety was fermented separately
Maturing Oak barrels and concrete tanks
Bottled Spring 2011
Alcohol 14.5%

 

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Côtes du Rhône 2010 - Xavier Vins

Côtes du Rhône 2010 - Xavier Vins

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