2007 Côtes du Rhône, Domaine Autard

SKU #1043549

This has to be considered one of the best bargain wines in the world. If you need a wine to have a little gold ribbon or 95-point rating, look elsewhere. Instead, if you pride yourself on hunting down spectacular value wines from sensational vintages, and care more about what's in your glass than what was printed in the latest magazine, add this to your cart ASAP. Located in the village of Courthezon, the Domaine Paul Autard was founded in the 1970s and is run by Jean-Paul Autard today. Comprised of 26 hectares of vines, 12 in Châteauneauf-du-Pape and 14 in the Côtes du Rhône, the Autard's plantings include diverse soil types (galets roulets, pebbles, clay and sandy-clay) which they vinify separately and blend judiciously. Highly-acclaimed internationally, this Côtes du Rhône is an unbelievable value from the incredible 2007 vintage that no Rhône-lover should pass up. See if you can buy a bottle and not race back for more after you've had a taste. We doubt it!

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By: Joel Nicholas |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/1/2009  | Send Email
This is the most serious $11 wine I have ever tasted. Ever. Can I be any clearer? You must buy a bottle of this wine. And drink it. And then you will want to buy more.
Top Value!

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.