Cotes du Rhone Villages
An appellation full of some of the most delightful and particularly charming reds ...
An appellation full of some of the most delightful and particularly charming reds, Côtes du Rhône Villages includes the best villages of the greater Côtes du Rhône appellation. The possibility for an appellation promotion exists for every named village but each has to achieve and prove superior quality before an upgrade will be granted. The main ones today are Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Vinsobres, Rasteau and Cairanne.
The Gigondas appellation, while sometimes producing wines with a touch of rusticity, can often rival Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Its elevations are higher and soils richer in limestone. Vacqueyras reds are more concentrated than the more general Côtes du Rhône reds and must be at least one half comprised of Grenache by law. Beaumes de Venise also includes some excellent higher elevation spots for making snappy, fruity and spicy reds but historically the appellation’s esteem came from its fragrant, sweet and golden Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise.
- Rhône White Blends2
Domaine de l'Amauve Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret La Daurele Blanc 2008Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France
Domaine de Verquiere Cotes du Rhone Villages Sablet Blanc 2008Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France