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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Louis Bernard Cotes du Luberon 2007
Louis Bernard Cotes du Luberon 2007
(search item no. 113980)
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Louis Bernard Cotes du Luberon is light garnet in color with an intense nose of cherry and red berries. On the palate, this wine is fruity and medium-bodied with round soft tannins.

Blend: 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah

Côtes-du-Lubéron became an appellation d'origine contrôlée in 1988. Since then, great improvements have been made in the quality of its wines through rigorous vinyard selection, stringent varietal requirements and lower yields.

Vinyards are located on both southern and northern exposures of calcareous mountains called the "Lubéron". The climate, cooler than that of the Rhône Valley, explains the importance of white wine production in this region (25%).

Peter Mayle's best selling book A Year in Provence has contributed to the popularity of this beautiful region. As a result, Lubéron wines are becoming increasingly sought-after. Its white wines are well-rounded, with a clean, crisp finish.

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About Louis Bernard:

Since 1976, Louis Bernard has united winemakers of the Rhone Valley in a common project: to devote the best of their wine and savoir-faire to producing great wines. With production throughout the Cotes du Rhone region, Louis Bernard remains dedicated to showcasing the unique characteristics of each terroir while producing exquisite, world-class wines.

La Chartreuse de Bonpas is a medieval fortified convent located near Avignon in the Provence region of France, on the Durance River. According to legend, the area was originally called "Maupas" (bad passage) because it was dominated by dangerous bandits. In the 12th century, a holy man named Sibertius arrived with soldiers, built a convent, and chased away the evil bandits. Thus, the name was changed from "Maupas" to "Bonpas" (good passage) and became known as a safe haven allowing travelers a secure crossing of the Durance River .

Today, this historic monument is surrounded by 45 acres of A.O.C. Cotes du Rhone vineyards and is home to Louis Bernard. Visitors can tour the chapel, stroll in the beautiful French-style gardens, and enjoy wine tasting in the ancient cellar.