Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge 2007
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Dark ruby color, with purple reflections. Intense nose of macerated cherries and licorice. In the mouth the wine is full-bodied with a generous attack, a pleasant freshness and elegant tannins. This well-balanced wine shows a typical expression of southern Rhône wine with thyme and rosemary aftertaste.
Pair with grilled or roasted lamb, beef, grilled rabbit with thyme and rosemary, with garlic mashed potatoes,
Wine Spectator - "Very pure, with gorgeous plum and black cherry aromas and flavors laced with enticing spice, graphite and violet notes, followed by a long, silky finish. Delicious. Drink now."
Perrin et Fils Winery
Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin are proud to present their fine wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Using the same techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines.
"Jean-Pierre and François Perrin - chosen among the Most Influential Wine Personalities of the last 20 Years. The Perrins believe in natural winemaking, unfiltered wines, and routinely produce long-lived classics that are among the finest in the world." -Robert M. Parker, Jr's The Wine Advocate View all Perrin et Fils Wines
About Cotes du RhoneView a map of Cotes du Rhone wineries
The appellation of Côtes du Rhône 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 Côtes-du-Rhône appellation. Wines here need only be from the Côtes de Rhône geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide classification, it's a surprise and joy that so many of these wines reach such a high quality. While there are areas in the Northern Rhône that meet the classification of Côtes du Rhône, most all of this appellation is in the Southern Rhône. Wines here are based mostly on Grenache, like other Rhône reds, while the whites focus on Marsanne and Roussanne. Viognier is also allowed although typically used in smaller quantities.
Notable FactsThere is one higher level in the Côtes du Rhône called Côtes du Rhône Villages. These wines are from specific village areas that have a few more standards the wine must reach to receive the village label. Some to take note of are Cairanne, Rasteau, Seguret and Beaumes-de-Venise. The good thing about both Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages is that big producers of the smaller appellations are taking the opportunity and freedom offered by this broad appellation and creating wines of very high quality, and lower in price.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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15 ratings, 12 with reviews39/24/2009I found this wine to be harsh with an acidic after taste. This wine must be paired with pizza or spaghetti to be more tolerable.Thomas Houseman - Carlton, OR411/16/2009I poured this wine today for myself and my entire harvest crew for lunch. It was well received- a true food wine. Good acid that can hold up well to most foods. Not flawed in any way. Bright cherry notes. Clean. Well-made with good fruit typicity. It is a lighter style, with red fruit and cranberry notes. I would think of this wine as a cheaper substitute for Pinot noir in most pairings.311/8/2009Somewhat bitter for my liking.111/11/2009I found this wine bitter and astringent. Not pleasing. Delas provides a MUCH better experience in a low price Cotes du Rhonesmarthur - Fairbanks, AK58/21/2010Excellent, well rounded, full bodied, and smooth. Let it breathe for 20 min.Vladimir - Wilmington, MA49/24/2011Johnnygofast - Kansas City, MO34/1/2010c+Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL17/1/2011Amanda Houlihan - Morton, PA54/25/2011Imewine - Harrisburg, PA311/18/2010Good. Light wine.Brad Ranks - Mesa, AZ512/14/2010This wine drinks like a finely aged cab in the $50-$100 range. I would prefer this over Silver Oak Napa or Twomey any day. Killer price point.412/24/2009For the price, this is a wonderful everyday wine. easy on the palate with nice fruit flavors and and a smooth finish. I plan to serve it as an option at Christmas dinner.Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC310/29/2009Light-bodied and acidic, with a cider-like aftertaste, the bottle might taste better with another year as the tannins help it mellow out some so you can taste the flavors more.31/27/2010Berries and plum. Let it breathe. Great value wine. Would recommend and buy again.Wigner's Friend - Cambridge, MA41/6/2010A very satisfying wine, benefits from a bit of time to breathe and complements red meats nicely. Relatively dry with a nice balance of fruit, tannins, and a hint of bitterness. This is hard to beat at this price.Related ProductsThe Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone Rouge opens with intense purple color and aromas of red fruit, leather and spice. ...
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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