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2015 Côtes du Rhône

Selected by Kermit Lynch

2015 Côtes du Rhône Selected by Kermit Lynch - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

The “KL Côtes du Rhône” is the result of a collaboration with the Terres d’Avignon cave coopérative, a large cellar in the heart of the Southern Rhône’s sprawling vineyard land. By purchasing fruit from a number of small grape growers in the area, the co-op crafts wines that express authentic regional character: aromas of ripe black fruit, a gentle spiciness, and a garrigue-flavored kick of thyme and rosemary. Bottled exclusively for the USA, this cuvée is the result of traditional methods such as a natural fermentation, aging in concrete vats, and an unfiltered bottling—once your trusty KLWM rep has gone to the cellar to decide on the final blend, that is. The resulting wine showcases a majority of Grenache with varying proportions of Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, depending on the vintage. Here is a textbook Côtes du Rhône for everyday satisfaction: juicy and gulpable, with just enough chewy tannin to pair with a burger or whatever else might be on the menu.

Anthony Lynch

Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 62% Grenache, 26 % Syrah, 5% Carignan, 4% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Selected by Kermit Lynch
Vineyard: 40 years average, 36 ha
Soil: Marl, Limestone
Aging: Wine is aged in cement tank before bottling
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Southern Rhône

The southern Rhône valley is Grenache country. It’s also known for its stones. With a viticulture history dating back well before the Popes arrived in the 12th century and one of France’s oldest appellations d'origine contrôlée, Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, the southern Rhône is unquestionably one of France’s best known and premier winegrowing regions. The wines have the pedigree and age-worthiness of Burgundy and Bordeaux, but with a rustic, Mediterranean character. Like most wines from southern France, the reds, whites, and rosés are blends. Filling out the Grenache for the reds and rosés, you’ll often find Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. The common white grape varieties are Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne among others. From the alluvial riverbed stones found in Lirac, Tavel, and Châteauneuf to the limestone cliffs of the Dentelles de Montmirail that influence Beaumes-de-Venise (where you’ll find excellent Muscat), Vacqueyras, and Gigondas, great terroir abounds.

Kermit’s entrance in the region came in the mid 1970s on his first trip with Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters. On that trip, Richard introduced Kermit to the Brunier family of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. Soon after, Kermit began importing the Brunier’s wines—their Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau” bottling remains a staple of our portfolio today. In the late 1990s Kermit teamed up with the Brunier family to purchase the famed Gigondas estate, Domaine Les Pallières. More than 40 years later, we now import wines from fifteen southern Rhône domaines spanning the entire area of the region.

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