Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge 2007
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
Dark ruby color, with purple reflections. Intense nose of macerated cherries and licorice. In the mouth the wine is full-bodied with a generous attack, a pleasant freshness and elegant tannins. This well-balanced wine shows a typical expression of southern Rhône wine with thyme
and rosemary aftertaste.
Pair with grilled or roasted lamb, beef, grilled rabbit with thyme and
rosemary, with garlic mashed potatoes,
"Very pure, with gorgeous plum and black cherry aromas and flavors laced with enticing spice, graphite and violet notes, followed by a long, silky finish. Delicious. Drink now."
I found this wine to be harsh with an acidic after taste. This wine must be paired with pizza or spaghetti to be more tolerable.
I poured this wine today for myself and my entire harvest crew for lunch. It was well received- a true food wine. Good acid that can hold up well to most foods. Not flawed in any way. Bright cherry notes. Clean. Well-made with good fruit typicity. It is a lighter style, with red fruit and cranberry notes. I would think of this wine as a cheaper substitute for Pinot noir in most pairings.
Somewhat bitter for my liking.
I found this wine bitter and astringent. Not pleasing. Delas provides a MUCH better experience in a low price Cotes du Rhone
This wine drinks like a finely aged cab in the $50-$100 range. I would prefer this over Silver Oak Napa or Twomey any day. Killer price point.
Excellent, well rounded, full bodied, and smooth. Let it breathe for 20 min.
A very satisfying wine, benefits from a bit of time to breathe and complements red meats nicely. Relatively dry with a nice balance of fruit, tannins, and a hint of bitterness. This is hard to beat at this price.
For the price, this is a wonderful everyday wine. easy on the palate with nice fruit flavors and and a smooth finish. I plan to serve it as an option at Christmas dinner.
Good. Light wine.
Berries and plum. Let it breathe. Great value wine. Would recommend and buy again.
Light-bodied and acidic, with a cider-like aftertaste, the bottle might taste better with another year as the tannins help it mellow out some so you can taste the flavors more.
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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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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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