Jaboulet Villages Cotes du Rhone 1996

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

$16.99
Item No. 15187
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

As its name implies, this is a superior wine of the Côtes du Rhône, its appellation dating from November 2, 1966. Villages on both sides of the Rhône benefit from this distinction, thanks to their soil and the quality of their production. The appellation is more demanding: a minimum strength of 12.5° with a maximum yield of 35 hl/ha. This wine is fine for drinking right away, and can be held for two to ten years. The taste is very spicy, round and flavorful with rich tannins.

Learn About Jaboulet

Paul Jaboulet Aîne has been a trend-setting grower and shipper in the Rhone since 1834. The Jaboulet company was founded by Antoine Jaboulet, and his twin sons, Paul and Henri continued to expand the family business. The elder son (aîne in French), Paul, established the company in its present form and gave it his own name. Since then, the company has been run by successive...

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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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