The Cotes du Rhône is a classic of Montfaucon. The focus is to express with finesse and elegance the intense fruit characteristics that Côtes du Rhône terroir can offer.
The wine is a blend of typical Rhône grape varieties Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. It has been fermented and aged in concrete tanks only, without any influence from oak barrels. At tasting, the wine reveals beautiful red fruit aromas: cherries, blackcurrant, and raspberries with violets and spices. You can feel the importance of the blend in the freshness, roundness and purity of this wine, which also makes it easy to access, a true pleasure to enjoy with a variety of red and white meat dishes and even barbecue.
- FRA - Rhône
The basic 2010 Cotes du Rhone is excellent. It exhibits very good ripeness and lots of minerality along with floral, red and dark fruit notes. Rating 88 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (OCT/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
We can only describe the 2010 vintage as exceptional: the quantity of sunshine and rain fall, the hygienic condition of the vineyards and the maturity of grapes were all at optimum.
50 % Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan. Wine from old vines (over 40 years) with selection of parcels that have a maximum yield of 38hl/ha.
The notes in the nose are full of in- tense red fruit - raspberries, cherries and blackcurrant - with hints of peppery and floral notes of violet.
The mouthfeel is suave and round finishing with silky tannins. The floral aromas give an aerien dimension to the wine.
This wine is very versatile, it will easily accompany poultry and meat dishes. If you keep some bottles in your cellar, you will be surprised by the aging potential of the wine ; it developpes aromas and finesse that are amazingly similar to some Burgundy wines.