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2010 Chateau Rayas Chateau de Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Blanc
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About Chateau Rayas

Historically cited as the exception that proves that a 100%-Grenache wine can be capable of long aging, Rayas has for decades been treasured for its unique combination of almost Burgundian red-berry perfume and extraordinary liqueur-like ripeness and mouth-filling richness. Founded in 1880 by Albert Reynaud, Chateau Rayas is now maintained by Albert’s great-grandson, Emmanuel.

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2010 Chateau Rayas Chateau de Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Blanc

Producer: Chateau Rayas
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Cotes du Rhone

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2013

Bright yellow.  Aromas and flavors of fresh pit fruits, honey and orange peel.  Taut and stony, offering terrific clarity and lift.  Closes zesty and long, with resonating minerality and a sneaky floral quality.  As usual, this is an intriguing, highly complex southern Rhone white wine that significantly over-delivers for its category.

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About the Cotes du Rhone

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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