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Boutinot Rhône toast the Winners at MFDF Awards Ceremony

Published on: 06 October 2016

Last night, as the winners of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2016 were revealed, guests enjoyed La Fleur Solitaire and Les Coteaux from the Boutinot Rhône range.


Popular in the Southern Rhône as an apéritif, La Fleur Solitaire, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015 was last night served with Heirloom Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella salad, Olive Powder, Pea Shoots and Charcoal Oil.

Les Coteaux, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 was paired with 24 hour slow cooked Aberdeen Angus Beef. Both wines were given a perfectly pronounced ‘shout out’ by the evening’s host, radio DJ Matt White of XS Manchester to the 400 guests attending. 

Boutinot’s Scott White presented the Casual Dining Award, sponsored by Boutinot Rhône, to winners Volta (below). Restaurants who’ve listed wines from Boutinot Rhône and Boutinot picked up a clutch of awards including The French (Front of House and Best Premium & Fine Dining Venue winner); Albert’s Schloss (Bar of the Year) and Levante (Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year).

For the full list of the awards presented last night see MFDF Awards 2016

To find out more about La Fleur Solitaire click here  and Les Coteaux click here


Boutinot's Scott White (above, far left) with the team from Volta, who won the Casual Dining Award, sponsored by Boutinot Rhône. 

Boutinot Rhône Sponsor Manchester Gala Dinner

Published on: 06 October 2016


Boutinot Rhône have teamed up with the Manchester Food and Drink Festival as wine sponsors of the MFDF Gala Dinner.

Held this coming Monday (10th October) at the newly refurbished Palace Hotel, the dinner will celebrate the best of Manchester’s restaurants. Two wines from Boutinot Rhône’s Fide et Arte range – La Fleur Solitaire, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015 and Les Coteaux, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 – will be served to 400 guests to complement the Gala Dinner menu devised by Steve Wilson and Paul Speakman. 

Following the dinner, the winners of 17 awards will be revealed, including a new award sponsored by Boutinot Rhône. The ‘Casual Restaurant of the Year’ which will recognize the hard work and skill which goes into creating a great dining experience at many of Manchester’s more relaxed restaurants.

Commenting on the tie-up Boutinot’s Scott White said “We’re delighted to be supporting the ‘Casual Restaurant of the Year’ and I wish the nominees the best of luck. It takes as much pride, effort and expertise to create an excellent dining experience in a casual restaurant, where budgets are tighter, as it does in a finer restaurant. This struck a chord with us because we put the same amount of effort, skill and passion into making the premium wines our Boutinot Rhône range, like La Côte Sauvage, Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne, as we do our core wines such as Les Coteaux and La Fleur Solitaire.”

Only grapes from exceptional vineyards are selected for ‘La Fleur Solitaire’ and ‘Les Coteaux’ which are made at Domaine Boutinot, Cairanne in France’s Côtes du Rhône, using traditional winemaking methods.

Both ‘La Fleur Solitaire’ and ‘Les Coteaux’ are made at Domaine Boutinot, Cairanne in France’s Côtes du Rhône using only the highest quality grapes and traditional winemaking methods. The result is an exceptional pair of wines which show the Cotes du Rhône at it’s very best and confirm why the region is renowned for producing ‘food friendly’ wines.

Boutinot, owners of Domaine Boutinot, have been supplying Manchester’s restaurants with wines for the past 30 years, always with an unwavering commitment to provide great wines at competitive prices. Today, Boutinot has grown to become grape growers and wine makers and exclusive agents for over 150 of the world’s most interesting wine producers.






Wine Spectator 90 points for Séguret 2013

Published on: 16 September 2016

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US magazine the Wine Spectator has awarded 90 points to 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 from Boutinot Rhône. Published in the latest issue (15th October 2016) this follows previous positive reviews from the Wine Spectator for the 2010 and 2009 vintage.

 James Molesworth, the Wine Spectator's Senior Editor and Rhône specialist described 2013 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' as showing:-

"[ ] a hint of maturity already, with smoldering tobacco and singed mesquite notes leading the way for a core of lightly steeped plum and red currant fruit. Picks up tension through the finish, showing a good chalky underpinning. Finishes with an echo of dried bay. 90 points". 

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 is sourced from a single 50 year vineyard planted with Grenache Noir intermingled, as was the tradition, with Syrah. The result is a Séguret which is one of the  purest expressions of Granche Noir in the Southern Rhône valley. 

This US recognition of Les Coteaux Schistuex follows the 2013's inclusion in the UK's Top 100 Wine Merchant list.

 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 is available in 75cl, Magnum and limited edition Jeroboam. 

The Wine Spectator also awarded 89 points to Boutinot Rhône La Fleur Solitaire Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015. Also reviewed by James Molesworth on who commented that "This has a plump edge, with green plum and melon flavors forming the core, but there's also verbena, bitter almond and salted butter notes lending zip and cut."   

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne / Marsanne and Clairette /Bourboulenc La Fleur Solitaire is the only white wine in the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range, currently in its 7th vintage.