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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Les Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone 2010
Les Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone 2010
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

From a high altitude vineyard near Roaix, at the northern fringe of Southern Rhone, this wine is a blend of very old Grenache and Syrah. The vineyard's elevation gives this dark and concentrated Cotes du Rhone its unique finesse and balance.

This wine was neither fined nor filtered before bottling in order to preserve its personality and intensity. And although this wine could be enjoyed young, it will develop its full character much later and will keep its freshness for at least 20 years after bottling.

Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah

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About Les Halos de Jupiter:

Les Halos de Jupiter is a project of the highly renowned southern Rhone oenologist Philippe Cambie as well as the proprietor of Chateau Nages, Michel Gassier.

According to poets, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek) is the father, the king of all gods and humans. He rules on mount Olympus and his power is such that he can shake the entire universe by a simple nod of the head. He also represents the spiritual world, organizes the exterior world and is the god of all physical, moral and social rules. According to Mircea Eliade, he is the archetypical head of a patriarchal family.

To Les Halos de Jupiter, Grenache is the king of all grapes and the natural leader of all Rhone varietals. The halo symbolizes the appellations that best express its personality.