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WINE LESSON # 5~ CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne
I want to repeat the first lesson because of the flood of CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne wines appearing at Vintages this Saturday. You must grab this opportunity to explore one of the great experience in red wine. And great values too. The wines won’t be around for long and when they’re they gone~ ““ they’re gone.
CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne has a unique style that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. The sunny flavours~ and feeling of the south of France pour out of each glass. Effortlessly. Lovingly. CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne is Cabernet’s alter ego. Wines crafted for charm over size. Spicy/sweetness over power.
So here’s what to do. This weekend, go to an LCBO that carries a decent Vintages selection. Buy one or two of my 5 recommended CÃ´tes du RhÃ´nes. Here they are. All my other Vintages picks will be posted here on FRIDAY, FEB 19th.
My 5 recommended CÃ´tes du RhÃ´nes released this Saturday, Feb. 20th.
DOMAINE de DIEUMERCY 07 CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne, France 155507 $12.95
LES VIGNERONS de ROAIX 07 CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne, France 156000 $13.95
TERRES d’AVIGNON 07 CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne “˜Les Cardinalices’, France 155473 $14.95
DOMAINE SAINT-PIERRE 06 Vacqueyras, CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne Villages, France 130013 $25.95
CAVE de RASTEAU 07 Gigondas “˜Ortas’, CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne Villages, France 155440 $23.95
And don’t overlook a previous recommendation posted on Jan 8 (Rasteau 08 “˜Ortas’ CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne Villages #998716 $15).
P.S. Next Wednesday I’m taking a break from school because I’m posting a lot of ‘Olympic Wine Picks’ in the coming week. Cheers.
I chose the DOMAINE de DIEUMERCY 07 Côtes du Rhône. It was an interesting exercise to remember the wine from the first week and I was able to taste the similarities. The first glass was straight from the bottle; the second I decanted and preferred.