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2009 Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Cotes du Rhone
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12/05/2011
by Chris Cree M.W.
2009 Domaine Lafond Cotes de Rhone "Roc-Epine" This is a perfect winter red with from the south of France made from 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Medium deep purple, lovely aromas of black fruits and spices, followed on the palate by solid, rich and mouthfilling and supple fruit. Drink now and over the next 1-2 years with anything from nachos while watching the playoffs to roasted chicken, duck,loin of pork or hearty stew or cassoulet. Region: Rhone, France Grapes: Grenache and Syrah Drink: Now - 2014 Cuisine: Roast Chicken, Duck, Pork & Stews ABV: 13.5%

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The entire Rhone Valley is frequently referred to as the Cotes du Rhone, but this is also the name of the generic appellation that covers more than 100 communes in the region north of Avignon. The primary varieties cultivated here are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Wines simply labeled Cotes du Rhone may rank at the bottom of the hierarchy...

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