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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Cote Jardin Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2009
Cote Jardin Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2009
(search item no. 107318)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $10.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This blend of Grenache, Marsanne and Roussanne results in a fresh, round, soft and well-balanced wine, displaying pear and pineapple flavors. Why don't you invite some friends for a picnic in your "jardin?"

Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne

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About Cote Jardin:

Thierry and Véronique Boudinaud own Vignobles Boudinaud, located in the tiny commune of Fournès, on the right bank of the Rhône River. They also own Domaine Grange des Rouquette. The Boudinaud’s have been winegrowers and winemakers in the western Rhône Valley for five generations. Thierry traveled extensively in his quest for knowledge about winemaking, working in California, New Zealand and Bordeaux. They now own about 25 hectares of vineyards within the Côtes du Rhône appellation, and farm an additional 25 hectares. Planted on the plateau between the villages of St.-Hilaire, Estézargues and Montfrin are old-vine Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Cunoise. This particular Côtes du Rhône is named Côté Jardin (which means "garden side"), because it is ideal for a "garden" party, or should we say, a picnic with friends! The grapes are carefully chosen from different parcels surrounding Fournès, and picked from vines averaging 18-years of age.