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2017 Xavier Vins Cotes du Rhone Rose

2017 Xavier Vins Cotes du Rhone Rose

90 Points John Caro
2017 Xavier Vins Cotes du Rhone Rose
90 Points John Caro

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A lovely dry Southern French Rose from one of our favourite Rhone producers, Xavier Vins. Perfect weight and balance with delicate aromatics make this an impressive wine technically, but rest assured that no conscious thought is required to enjoy the pure refreshment factor. A classy example and a classic style -- effortless.

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$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault

Its Origins

For the last 15 years, oenologist Xavier Vignon has become internationally known for being the winemaker of several of the best domaines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Rhone, such as Le Nerthe, Marcoux and Grand Veneur. In 2002 some friends (who are wine importers) asked him if he can create his own wine. Choosing amongst the best wines he has made, he creates Rhône wines of different vintages and appellations. His ideal wine is easy to understand, modern, powerful and great value for money. Before settling up in Rhône Valley, Xavier worked as a winemaker in Alsace, Champagne (Moët & Chandon), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Burgundy and Languedoc-Roussillon.

What The Critics Say

89/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck (2014 vintage)

"The first rosé I've tasted from Xavier, the 2014 Cotes du Rhone Rose is a beautiful blend of 40% Mourvedre and 20% each of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, made via saignée (or bleed off from skins), that was raised all in stainless steel. It's a clean, refreshing and elegant effort that has vibrant watermelon, flower blossom, raspberry and a touch of salty minerality on the nose. Well-made, balanced and highly drinkable, it's a terrific value that's well worth a multiple bottle purchase."

Robert Parker

"This is an up and coming, small, high quality negociant operation run by oenologist, Xavier Vignon and two partners. Tasting through this portfolio in September confirmed the efforts they are making to turn out high quality wines at reasonable prices."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    Rosé

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    Drink now

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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