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2012 Gabriel Meffre La Chasse Cotes du Rhone Reserve, Rhone, France

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Wine Notes

This producer also makes a white and rose wine. Ensure your merchant has the color you are looking for. In older vintages this was labeled as La Chasse du Pape.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $10   From: $9   To: $15

Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Commended
International Wine Challenge 2013 Bronze
Blackberry, cola and garigue with an extracted character. Earthy and dusty on the nose, soft, ripe and elegant but very easy drinking.

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

  • Cotes du Rhone is a region-wide appellation for red, rosé and white wines covering the length and breadth of the Rhone Valley in eastern France. It includes more than 170 villages, following the course of the Rhone river southwards for 125 miles (200km) from Saint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhone to Avignon. A small proportion of the appellation's wines are white, but the classic Cotes du Rhone wine is a fruity, middleweight red blend based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

    The ...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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