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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Domaine de la Guicharde Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d'Uchaux 2007
Domaine de la Guicharde Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d'Uchaux 2007
(search item no. 102540)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d'Uchaux Cuvee Genest is made from 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. It undergoes a longer cuvaison, 18 months of aging in tank, and is bottled without filtration. This rich and deeply concentrated wine goes best with robust foods and ripe cheeses.
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About Domaine de la Guicharde:

In 1988, Isabelle and Arnaud Guicharde acquired this estate in the hamlet of Derboux, near Mondragon. The young couple, passionate for a career as wine producers, sought to make the finest Cotes du Rhone possible. Vines were first planted here in 1960 but the Guichardes reorganized the 15 hectare vineyard to take better advantage of the soils and exposition. The estate sits on a high plateau at the top of the Massif d'Uchaux making it ideallly situated for the ripening of grapes. The vineyards, Sixty percent Grenache and forty percent Syrah are planted on sloping, sandy-limestone soil. About one hectare of Grenache Blanc and Gris is used for the Cotes du Rhone Blanc.