Feraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rasteau 2011

Rhone Red Blends from Rasteau, Rhone, France

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Item No. 132455
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Féraud-Brunel is a negociant enterprise that began in 1998 with the partnership between Laurence Féraud and André Brunel of Châteauneuf-du- Pape. Brunel is best known for Les Cailloux and Féraud is known for Pegau. Given their significant contacts in the southern Rhône Valley, their goal is to purchase wine from old, established, primarily Grenache vineyards. What sets this venture apart from other negociants is that it is run with the savoir-faire of truly exceptional winemakers working in perfect partnership.

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The Brunel family has run this estate with unassailable agility for more than two decades. Andre Brunel is one of the most intelligent of the younger generation in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and seems to produce fine wines regardless of vintage conditions.- Robert M. Parker Brunel is a promising negociant enterprise that began in 1998 with the partnership between Laurence Feraud and...

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Learn About Rasteau

(Rahs-toe)

Rasteau is its own appellation when it comes to vins doux natural (sweet wines) but is only a Côtes du Rhône Village when it comes to dry wines (red, white and rose). As an appellation, the sweet wines produced are almost all Grenache-based and red to brown in color. Similar to Beaumes de Venise, but closer in style to the sweet stickies of Australia. Also known as Rancio. As a Cotes du Rhone Village, Rasteau produces excellent wines, some as high quality as any Rhone AC.

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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