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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee Sabrine 2009
Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee Sabrine 2009
(search item no. 113348)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vinification is classic Brunel with 80% of the grapes de-stemmed to ensure the purity and roundness of the Grenache fruit. This tiny cuvée is entirely made in stainless steel tank and fashioned in a supple, open style with a powerful core of fruit.
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About Andre Brunel:

The vines are located in the Commune of St Genies de Comolas (Gard) on a poor sandy soil with lime-clay subsoil. With elegance and finesse in mind, the Grenaches grown there produce a low yield. The rest of the fruit comes from Travaillan in the Vaucluse and are grown on a stony soil with lime subsoil and produce a powerful wine. The vineyards are naturally worked with sustainable practice in mind.