2011 Montirius "La Muse Papilles" Côtes du Rhône

SKU #1137096

Montirius is the impeccable fifth-generation estate of the Saurel family, a leading producer of Vacqueyras and Gigondas wines in the Southern Rhone Valley. La Muse Papilles as a special Côtes du Rhône bottling from 25-year-old vines which yield a modest crop of excellent fruit. Comprised of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, the wine is fruit-forward and invigorating. Vinification sees no oak, but the wine is aged in cement vats until bottling in order to emphasize its lively profile of cherry, raspberry, and earth.

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By: Mulan Chan-Randel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/20/2013  | Send Email
I am really enjoying the lighter and more charming character of the 2011 red wines from the Cotes du Rhone. Montirius' La Muse Papilles is a perfect example of such a wine. Its' fresh fruit forward flavors are matched with just the right amount of earthy nuance. And no oak influence means that you really get an unadulterated snapshot of what this fresh vintage is all about. Perfect with roast beef sandwiches or roast pork.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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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 (%): 14
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