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M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Rougetext

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2021

Côtes du Rhône, Rhone Valley, FranceClassic Chapoutier, biodynamically farmed, vinified in concrete and stainless to showcase the fruit, add texture, and made with the same precision as his two and three-hundred dollars wines. Belleruche is a 60/35/5 mix of grenache, syrah, and marselan from grapes harvested across the appellation. It’s only aged six months and released for immediate drinking. Year in and year out, it is consistently one of the best value red blends in the market, and the latest is no exception. You can expect a gentle, round, easy sipping style, but it remains a wine of flavour, pitching red and black fruits, black pepper, and a dusting of garrigue to liven up its youthful but soft tannins. Barbecue ready if you need an inexpensive crowd pleaser for wine nuts.Tasted: 18 July 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$19.99750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: M. ChapoutierDistributors: Dandurand
Blend: Grenache - SyrahCSPC: 476846UPC: 03391181110136