Learn About Domaine de la Berthete
The Domaine was created in 1950 and has been owned since 1933 by Pascal Maillet and his family. Soon after graduation, Pascal, who majored in computer science, decided to settle in at the domain and make his own wine. He has since then planted new vines, along with the existing vineyards averaging 32 years of age (all traditional varietals from the area, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan...
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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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