Delas Cotes du Ventoux 2007
Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
The color is a dark ruby red. There is a dominace of red berries with a combination of power and freshness that carries over onto the palate.
Wine Spectator - "This red shows the dark, ripe, lush fruit of the vintage, with fig, plum and blackberry aromas and flavors tumbling over a solid graphite underpinning. The long, velvety finish holds your interest."
Delas Freres Winery
Founded over 160 years ago, Delas Frères was acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977.
Delas Frères cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhône, in some of the region's most prestigious appellations. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhone growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.
Crafted by winemaker Jacques Grange to epitomize finesse and elegance, recent Delas Frères vintages from the vineyards of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Ventoux have won renewed praise for their intensity of flavor and excellent value. View all Delas Freres Wines
About Other RhôneView a map of Other Rhône wineries Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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8 ratings, 6 with reviewsCorey Ostman - Stratham, NH44/29/2010henry sotomayor - Chicago, IL28/11/2011Victor Marrero - Troy, NY511/8/2010Manchegokinabinet - College Park, MD312/9/2009It's worth a try.Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC311/10/2009This fresh, dry, and robustly-flavored red is appropriately tannic, resulting in a peppery finish that lingers on the tongue for a while. Intense taste of red fruits can come across as strong sometimes, so it should be paired with savory dishes like tomato-sauce pasta, red meats, and savory cheeses.dawoodsy - Forsyth, MO46/21/2010the fruit aroma, lighter bodied than expected, smooth, with a lenghty finish. Rubbed Brisket was a bit much, will try with pasta next.Bill from Colorado - Longmont, CO43/10/2010Everyone loved this wine after dinner and skiing. I may want to buy a case of this at this price. It has the taste of a much more expensive rhone wine.Calvin Prewitt - Austin, TX43/30/2010For the price, great stuff. Simple and drinkable. Relatively light body.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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