Perrin et Fils Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2010
Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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%.
Remarkably fresh and deep wine, with typical Rhône characteristics. Serve with fine or gently spiced dishes (saffron), grilled fish or fish soup (bouillabaisse). Also great with Mediterranean food and rockfish.
"A light, fresh style, with unadorned melon and honeysuckle notes and a breezy finish. Delightful. Drink now. "
"Under the Perrin et Fils label, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc (50% Grenache, 20% Viognier and the rest Marsanne and Roussanne) is a crisp, minerally, fresh, medium-bodied white displaying notes of lemon oil, quince and white currants. Drink this delicious effort over the next several years."
The Wine Advocate
"The Perrin family's line of negociant wines includes this reliable white, which features melon and pineapple aromas and flavors, medium body and a clean, reasonably crisp finish. Best Buy."
"Bright yellow. Fresh pit fruit and honeysuckle aromas are lifted by notes of lemon zest and white pepper. Smooth, slightly loose-knit nectarine and pear flavors are perked up by a gingery nuance. Closes with good breadth and lingering warmth, leaving spicy note behind."
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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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White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...
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