M. Picard Cotes du Rhone 1996

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $11.99
Item No. 610

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red color with blue tints; bouquet is a blend of spices and fruit aromas. The taste is round and ripe, in harmony with acidity. Serve with grilled or roasted meats with traditional cheeses.

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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