Chateau Roustan Rouge Costieres de Nimes 2008

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

Price: $12.00 $10.79
Save $1.21 (10%)
Item No. 108812
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache Noir.

Fresh and fruity. A "thirst-quenching" wine that is a little tannic but mellow.

Barbecue, T-Bone steak, lamb chops, "cevenole" chitterlings sausage, matured cheese.

This wine is the flagship product of the domain. It symbolizes the Castillon family's capacity to extract the most from their soils with an honest to goodness fruity wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Aromas of ripe black cherry, mixed red fruit with layers of earthy minerality, and slight note of garrigue. Juicy, fresh and flavorful with lots of dark plummy fruit, dark chocolate, pepper and spice. Medium bodied, quite dense but not overly extracted. Smooth velvety texture and a long finish."
90 Points

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Learn About Chateau Roustan

Roustan is located near the sea in the South of the Rhône Valley. The estate's total surface covers 197,68 acres of sunny south facing vineyards, which benefit from the airy Mediterranean climate. The domain's owners are counted amongst the Rhône valley's most dynamic and talented winegrowers. The work that they accomplish allows the grape to breathe out and the use of oak barrels for ageing is restricted as much as possible.

Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

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...

Read More About Rhone Red Blends

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