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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Cru des Côtes du Rhône 2010 Vinsobres Cellier des Dauphins

Crus des cotes du rhone Vinsobres (Custom)

Vinsobres is located in the heart of the Drôme Provençale, technically in Provence.

In 1967 the village was elevated to Côtes du Rhône and in 2005 achieved Cru status.

A blend of Grenache and Syrah by Thiery Walet, aged in oak with lots of fruit. Quite dry.

Dunnes are running offers on a range of Côtes du Rhônes and this stood out @ €10.50.

Cellier des Dauphins is a local co-op and claim to be the most well known Rhône brand with over 15% market share of Rhône wines shipped.

Crus des cotes du rhone Vinsobres 2010 (Custom)