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Wine Advocate 90 points for Les Deux Barriques 2011

Published on: 14 November 2016

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate has awarded 90 points to 'Les Deux Barriques' Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011' from Boutinot Rhône.

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate's Rhône editor described 2011 'Les Deux Barriques' as:-

"The top cuvée of the estate and made from only two barrels is the 2011 Cairanne Les Deux Barriques, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre that was raised in new demi-muids. It has a sweet, broad and expansive bouquet of sweet red fruits, red currants, toasted bread, spice and licorice as well as full-bodied richness, impressive concentration and sweet tannin. It shows the more upfront, sexy style of the vintage, yet it has rock-solid mid-palate depth and solid structure".  Jeb Dunnuck, "France, Southern Rhone Part 1" The Wine Advocate, Issue 227, 28th October 2016. 

Sourced from a treasure trove of vineyards in the hills above Cairanne in the Southern Rhône, and made at Domaine Boutinot in traditional style, with gentle remontage and manual pigeage, 'Les Deux Barriques' is matured in French oak for up to 24 months.

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Deux Barriques', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011is the best expression of exceptional vintages. First released in 2005, when two barrels stood head and shoulders above their peers and warranted being bottled as a cuvèe in their own right, only two other vintages have been released to date; 2010 and 2011. With Cairanne enjoying a trio of exceptional vintages the 2012 is also due for release. 

This US recognition of 'Les Deux Barriques' follows a Gold Award in the 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards, where eminent sommeliers described the wine as having a "lovely sweetness. It's an exciting wine. Dried strawberry and fruity flavours with vanilla overtones and hints of coffee at the end."

 'Les Deux Barriques', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011 is currently available in single bottle magnum, packaged in a wooden gift box. 

Form more information see 'Les Deux Barriques, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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

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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

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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.