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Wine For Thanksgiving…

posted on November 21st, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone Rose, Blanc and Rouge

Rose – This very popular Rose is a fresh, vibrant wine from start to finish. Scents of crushed stone add a sense of complexity to the raspberry and lime zest flavors in this medium-bodied blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. And for those looking for an alternative to red or white wine at the Thanksgiving feast, Rose is the way to go!

Blanc – This mouth-watering blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Clairette and Bourboulenc boasts aromas of green apple, white blossoms, citrus and exotic fruit. On the palate, gloriously ripe but restrained notes of apricot, peach, and mineral jump from the glass. This deliciously fruity, medium-bodied wine bursts at the seams with personality and character and is very food friendly – match with grilled fish, pork, soft goat cheese, and of course, white turkey meat and gravy!

Rouge – Made from Syrah and Grenache, this rousing red exudes aromas and flavors of red fruits such as Morello cherries, plum and blackberry compote. In the mouth this wine offers great structure with firm and silky tannins. Nice spice elements of licorice and pepper on the finish makes this a superb foil for your Thanksgiving feast.

The Côtes du Rhône vineyard is one of the oldest in France. More than two thousand years ago, the Southern Rhone village of Vienne was a prestigious metropolis of the Roman empire and they were the first to plant vineyards in that region. The separation of the Northern vineyard region from the Southern dates back to the 17th century. The royal edict of 1729 re-specified the demarcation and instituted the marking of casks with the letters ” C.D.R. “. Côtes du Rhône wines finally attained official recognition from the INAO – The Institute National de l’origine et de la Qualité – in 1937 thanks to Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarié. Yes, there will be a quiz later.

All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability.

 

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