Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet Rouge 2010
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Bright and lively, with great depth. Red fruits on the nose. On the palate, it is luscious, with hints of thyme.
"Vivid ruby. High-pitched aromas of red fruits, rose, lavender and Asian spices. Juicy and focused on entry, then deeper and broader across the mid-palate, displaying intense black raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Shows impressive energy on the spicy finish, which features a sexy floral quality.
International Wine Cellar
"As usual, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet red is a blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Counoise and other permitted varietals. It possesses crisp, tart acids, a fresh, lively, Burgundian-like personality, and plenty of red and black currants intermixed with sweet and sour cherries, earth, smoke, garrigue and unsmoked tobacco. The red is capable of lasting 20 years.
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In 1549, Noble Pierre de Beaucastel bought a barn with its land
holdings, containing 25 saumees at Coudoulet. More than
four centuries later, this remarkable domaine, known today as
Chateau de Beaucastel, is producing what most people
acknowledge to be the finest wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
In 1903, a young chemical engineer and mathematics professor
named Pierre Perrin,...
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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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