Gargantua Cotes du Rhone 2011 L’Union des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone

20130927-225021.jpgGargantua. Quite. I risked this in Dunnes, the hungry cherub Giant is a nice touch but they say never to judge a book by its cover which in this case I should have. Not all bad but quite a raw blunt delivery of alcohol, I felt.

L’Union des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone is a brand of Cellier des Dauphins, a co-op of 13 producers. Maybe they didn’t want to put their name to this rough and ready product. Disappointing because I quite liked their Cru des Cotes du Rhone offering.

A stated blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault

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Ortas Cotes du Rhone 2011 Reserve

Ortas CduR 2011 F (Custom)
I’m not qute sure what to say about this; it looks the part but was just ok.

Fruity and dry, a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Carignan

Produced by Cave de Rasteau who are trying to convert their member winemakers to sustainable & organic viniculture.

An O’Briens exclusive.

Ortas CduR 2011 (Custom)