Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux’, Côtes du Rhône Villages (Magnum) 2016
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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 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 our 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.
Grapes: Grenache Noir 85%, Syrah 15%
Bottle Size: 150cl
FEATURES: VEGETARIAN, VEGAN
Awards: 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
2009 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 - Gold
2009 Vintage: IWSC 2012 - Silver
2009 Vintage: China Best Value Wine Awards 2012: Gold Award
2009 Vintage: DWWA 2011 - Silver
2006 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Gold & Critic's Choice Award