Xavier 100% Cotes du Rhone 2016  - Last Bottle

Xavier 100% Cotes du Rhone 2016

Here we go…again. 2016. We’ve been shouting it from the rooftops for months. If you have not been stuffing your cellar and wine rack or under the bed or wherever you stash wine, you’re doing it wrong. This is simply one of the finest vintages for the Rhone in many years, and as your trusted advisors in all things vinous, we INSIST that you do NOT miss these great bottles! Even the “lower tier” wines are HUGE, colossal QPR (quality/price ratio) rockstars! 90 POINTS!! An astounding $12! Please, PLEASE grab this!

Xavier Vignon is better known for always-high-scoring Chateauneuf-du-Papes (consistently getting mid/upper 90s scores) but as with most CdP producers, he makes a strong Cotes du Rhone, basically a baby Chateauneuf. That’s the case here. Also worth noting -- he’s also the guy behind a LOT of 98-100 pointers from the likes of Marcoux, Usseglio, Grand Veneur and more. Anyway --- let us use some fancy wine speak --- it’s a total and complete GNARLY NO-BRAINER hyper-bargain!!

Yup. Don’t delay. Rich and purpley, with a huge sweet perfumey nose of spicecake, cherry extract and incense, and a bit of that must-have sweet grilled herb thing that we love oh-so much. Just perfect anytime, don’t-need-to-think-about-it-too-much deliciousness! While it lasts..!

Xavier Vignon has inherited two fundamental notions: the value of a job well done and the ability to transmit. They prove to be a driving force throughout his career.

The time has come for him to express himself in his own name because Xavier Vignon wants above all to share with all lovers, neophytes or enlightened, the fruit of his passion: his wines.

Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Cotes du Rhone
Varietal: Rhone blend - Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache
Winemaker: Xavier Vignon
Alcohol: 14.50%

About The Producer

Oenologist consultant for twenty years in Chateauneuf du Pape and Southern Rhone Valley, Xavier Vignon is considered one of the most prominent consultants in the region. He assembles his own wines under his signature by adding a touch of modernity to the sincere expression of the Rhone terroirs. Each vintage Xavier is the fruit of a meticulous work and a rigorous selection. The diversity of the Rhone terroirs, combined with the freedom offered by small structure, allows him, vintage after vintage, to select the wines that will allow Xavier's blends to combine concentration, minerality, and nobility of the fruit.

Pairing Suggestions

Salty meats, cheeses, vegetable dishes.

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