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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Pierre Henri Morel Cotes Du Rhone Villages Signargues 2010
Pierre Henri Morel Cotes Du Rhone Villages Signargues 2010
(search item no. 117307)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is full with aromas of very ripe black fruit. It is gourmand with liquorice aromas and a spicy finish.

Signargues is the furthest south of the Côtes du Rhône Villages Appellation allowed to bear a geographical designation, spreading across 4 different communities : Domazan, Estézargues, Rochefort du Gard, and Saze. The terrain is composed of soils featuring the famed "galets roulés," or large pebbles, with Pliocene clay soils below.

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About Pierre Henri Morel:

Pierre-Henri Morel has a true passion for food, wine and the great terroirs from his native region, the Rhone Valley. He started to work with world-renowned winemaker Michel Chapoutier in 2000 and has been deeply involved in the management of the winery ever since. In 2007, Michel Chapoutier proposed a new venture to Pierre-Henri: they decided to join forces and purchase a vineyard in the prestigious “Pignan” area in Chateauneuf du Pape. This four-hectare vineyard features old Grenache vines. It offers truly outstanding terroir with the potential to make an extremely elegant Chateauneuf du Pape.

Pierre-Henri is fascinated by the southern Rhone Valley and the amazing variety of its soils. A few other wines round out the line: Cotes du Rhone Villages "Laudun" and "Signargues," from the right bank of the Rhone facing Chateauneuf du Pape, are outstanding values, and a Gigondas, made from plots located on high-altitude terraces made of alluvial soils that endow the wines with terrific freshness, balance and minerality.