Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wine

Domaine Clavel Le Domaine Clavel 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
    0% ABV
    All Vintages
    Currently Unavailable $13.97
    Try the
    21 99
    13 97
    Save $8.02 (36%)
    Ships Thu, Dec 20
    Limit 0 bottles per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    Add to Cart
    0
    Limit Reached
    0.0 0 Ratings
    My Wine Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Rate for better recommendations
    (256 characters remaining)
    Cancel Save

    0.0 0 Ratings
    0% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    This wine is very deep in color with purple highlights. The nose is dominated by stewed red fruits, with notes of cocoa and spices. The palate shows finesse and softness of the ripe red fruits and well-rounded tannins. The fruits are persistent on the finish.

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages
    Domaine Clavel

    Domaine Clavel

    View all wine
    Domaine Clavel, Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
    Image of winery
    The name Clavel is associated with vines in Languedoc for generations. The current generations continue to perpetuate the family history, in the tradition of Jean Clavel, wine historian and creator of the AOC Coteaux du Languedoc. The vineyard of 33 hectares covers four remarkable featured territories of the Languedoc appellation: Pic Saint Loup, of course, but also Gres de Montpellier, The Mejanelle and Saint Christol. <> Domaine Clavel is conducted using organic farming practiced (more effort, listening and risks) with deep concern for the respect of nature. Domaine Clavel is internationally recognized and produced racy wines that do not deny their origins, those of a vineyard in history two millennia.

    Cotes du Rhone

    View all wine

    Typically thought of as a baby Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the term Côtes du Rhone actually doesn’t merely apply to the flatter outskirts of the major southern Rhône appellations, it also includes the fringes of well-respected northern Rhône appellations. White can be produced under the appellation name, but very little is actually made.

    The region offers some of the best values in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds. Red varieties include most of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Counoise, as well as Carignan. White grapes grown include Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Viognier, among others.

    Rhône Blends

    View all wine

    With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, red Rhône blends originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley. Grenache, supported by Syrah and Mourvèdre typically form the base of the blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. With some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in Priorat, Washington, Australia and California.

    In the Glass

    The taste profile of a Rhône blend will vary according to its individual components, as each variety brings something different to the glass. Grenache is the lightest in color but contributes plenty of ripe red fruit and a plush texture. Syrah supplies dark fruit flavors, along with savory, spicy and earthy notes. Mourvèdre is responsible for a floral perfume and earthy flavor as well as structure and a healthy dose of color. New World examples tend to be fruit-forward in style, while those from the Old World will often have more earth, structure and herbal components on top of ripe red and blue fruit.

    Perfect Pairings

    Rhône red blends typically make for very food-friendly wines. These can work with a wide variety of meat-based dishes, playing equally well with beef, pork, lamb or game. Braised beef cheeks, grilled steak or sausages, roasted pork and squab are all fine pairings.

    Sommelier Secret

    Some regions like to put their own local spin on the red Rhône blend—for example, in Australia’s Barossa Valley, Shiraz is commonly blended with Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure, tannin and a long finish. Grenache-based blends from Priorat often include Carignan (known locally as Cariñena) and Syrah, but also international varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, anything goes, and it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance.

    LAX12047809_2009 Item# 119809