Domaine de Ferrand Cuvee Antique Cotes du Rhone 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Item No. 97755
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

"Really well-built, with muscular layers of plum and fig sauce backed by well-integrated toast, licorice and spice notes. The long, juicy finish is packed for now, but shows good definition. Should age nicely. 90 percent Grenache, with the rest Syrah, Cinsault and others. Drink now through 2012. 875 cases made." 91 Points,
Wine Spectator
December 15, 2008

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Young Philippe Bravay, whom Robert Parker in Issue 131 of The Wine Advocate say is unquestionable one of Chateauneuf du Pape"s up and coming stars and is now taking over the family domaine. He is extremely dedicated to preserving the unique traditions and special characteristics that Chateauneuf brings to the world. The domaine is tiny, only 5 ½ hectares of which over half is on...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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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...

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