Alain Jaume Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau Les Valats 2007

Grenache from Rasteau, Rhone, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 111432
  • RP91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red garnet color. Aromas of fresh red berries. On the palate, the richness of the fruit and tannins harmonizes with the roundness of the wine. The finish is long, with spicy touches and mineral notes. Complete and authentic.

Blend: 90% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

Critical Acclaim

"The deep ruby/purple-colored 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Les Valats displays the chocolatey side of Grenache along with aromas and flavors of scorched earth, black fruits, and earth. This masculine, classic Rasteau should age nicely for a decade. "
91 Points

Learn About Alain Jaume Map ItMap It

In 1979, Alain and Odile Jaume carried on the family tradition with the creation of the Grand Veneur. At the beginning, the vineyard extended over 22 acres. Over time, the vineyard grew to today's figure of nearly 170 acres spread in the Chateauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Cotes de Rhone Villages Les Champauvins, and Cotes du Rhone areas. In 2003, a new estate of 50 acres was acquired:...

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Learn About Rasteau

(Rahs-toe)

Rasteau is its own appellation when it comes to vins doux natural (sweet wines) but is only a Côtes du Rhône Village when it comes to dry wines (red, white and rose). As an appellation, the sweet wines produced are almost all Grenache-based and red to brown in color. Similar to Beaumes de Venise, but closer in style to the sweet stickies of Australia. Also known as Rancio. As a Cotes du Rhone Village, Rasteau produces excellent wines, some as high quality as any Rhone AC.

Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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