Learn About Andre Brunel
The vines are located in the Commune of St Genies de Comolas
(Gard) on a poor sandy soil with lime-clay subsoil. With elegance
and finesse in mind, the Grenaches grown there produce a low
yield. The rest of the fruit comes from Travaillan in the Vaucluse
and are grown on a stony soil with lime subsoil and produce a
powerful wine. The vineyards are naturally worked with sustainable
practice in mind.
Learn About Cotes du Rhone
A Cote of Many Grapes
The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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