Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux Schisteux’, Seguret Cotes du Rhone Villages
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High up the ‘slopes of schiste’ in the rugged mountainous terroir of Séguret lies a single vineyard so predominantly planted with Grenache Noir (intermingled only here and there with some Syrah) that the resulting wine – Les Coteaux Schisteux - comes close to being one of the purest expressions of Grenache Noir in the southern Rhône valley.
An impressive classic Séguret - about as good as Côtes du Rhône-Villages gets! Paler ruby than some earlier vintages due to the extreme proportion of Grenache, the nose is however as explosive, plush and opulent as ever, layered with exotic spice, cracked black pepper and of course streaked with vanilla. The palate is instantly appealing, polished and smooth on entry but steeped in depth and texture as the flavours swirl around, lengthen and delight. The lasting impression is satisfying - a big, opulent and sweet Grenache driven wine with obvious oak quality, great structure, length and finish. Serve with big hearty casseroles and juicy meat dishes.
Grape: Grenache Noir 80% Syrah 20%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Awards: 2014 Vintage IWC 2017 Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Silver
IWSC 2017 Silver
2013 Vintage The Wine Merchant Top 100 2016
IWSC 2016 Bronze