Boutinot “Les Coteaux” Côtes du Rhône Villages
Each vintage, from our base in Cairanne, is where we are able to select exceptional Grenache and Syrah grapes from the best Côtes du Rhône Villages to make this Les Coteaux. We then enrich with classified wine from Séguret, Sablet and the cru of Cairanne.
Côtes du Rhône Villages
A delicious accompaniment to grilled meats, casseroles or a classic shepherd's pie.
Immediately impressive this wine reveals its class from the start. Brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice; warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon. This classic Côtes du Rhône Villages is enriched with specially-selected parcels from the Cru vineyards of Séguret, Sablet and Cairanne.
Common practice in the Côtes du Rhône is to bottle the best cuvées as a single named Village wine and the rest as basic Rhône Villages. Boutinot's philosophy, on the other hand, is to start with the intention of making the very best Côtes du Rhône Villages possible by sourcing wine from the vineyards of named villages and enriching them with a small proportion of barrel-aged wine from Sable, Séguret and Cairanne. Boutinot Rhône 'Les Coteaux' is therefore a selection of the best Grenache Noir and Syrah from some of the 17 named Côtes du Rhône Villages. We source wine from a number of growers with exceptional terroir allowing us the flexibility to select only the very best fruit from each vintage and reject parcels which do not meet our high standards. Côtes du Rhône Villages enriched with barrels of 'classified' named Village wine from Cairanne, Sablet and Séguret. Mostly unoaked, a small proportion (20%) is part aged for 22 months in a few new but mostly older oak barrels to bring depth and subtle notes of complexity.