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2011 Domaine Les Aphillanthes Rasteau 1921, Rhone, France

1921   1992   2009   2010   2011
Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $27

Score: 89  
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
89/100  
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Grape Variety

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties that might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the "four Cs": Carignan, Cinsaut, ...more


Region
  • Rasteau is a parish in the southern Rhone valley, located roughly 15 miles (24 km) northeast of the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The village and its vineyards are perhaps best known for their sweet red vin doux naturel, but they also produce dry wine (red, rosé and white). For a long time, the parish's dry wines were made under the Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau appellation but these highly regarded wines were promoted to full, independent AOC status in July 2010 and are now also sold as 'Rasteau'.

    Rasteau itself is located on the banks of the Ouveze river (a tributary of the Rhone), just northeast of the town of Orange. The climate here is ...more

  • The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more

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