2009 Domaine la Colliere "Rasteau la Fontaine" Cotes du Rhone Villages

SKU #1072989

93 points Robert Parker: "The mind-blowing 2009 Rasteau La Fontaine is composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre from a parcel of organically farmed, 50-year-old vines planted in clay soils. Aged completely in concrete, this full-bodied, opaque purple-colored wine exhibits an extraordinary perfume of black cherry liqueur, blackberries, scorched earth, pepper, and lavender. Phenomenally intense and full-bodied with terrific texture as well as a chewy, luscious, succulent mouthfeel, it should drink effortlessly for 5-6 years. Amazing!I met proprietor Georges Perrot several years ago before he had an American importer, and he is one of the most talented owners in Rasteau. As the following two wines evidence, he has now hooked up with one of the better small niche importers in our country, Eric Solomon. The talented Philippe Cambie is the consultant at this estate." (08/10) 15% abv.

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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 15