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International Wine Challenge 2017 Results

Published on: 06 December 2016

Boutinot Rhone La Fleur Solitaire Cotes du Rhone

 

Results of the International Wine Challenge 2017 have just been announced with a quartet of awards for the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range. 

Both 'La Côte Sauvage' Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne 2013 and 'La Fleur Solitaire' Côtes du Rhône 2015 achieved Silver medals. Judges described 'La Fleur Solitaire'as a "lively and floral wine with notes of orchard fruit, mountain herbs and a fresh finish."  Two months ago 'La Fleur Solitaire 'was also praised in the website of US publication the Wine Spectator and awarded 89 points (www.winespectator.com, October 2016). 

Bronze medal winning 'Les Deux Barriques', Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne 2011 was described by judges as "Gentle, aromatic, subtle red with perfumed flavours of red cherries, ripe tannins and freshness. Understated but mature.". 

'Les Six', Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne 2014 was also awarded a bronze medal, which follows 15.5 points awarded by Jancis Robinson in a tasting held on the 18th of November 2016. 

 All wines are from the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range. For more information about the range click here. 

CATEGORY: AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

VOLTA CASUAL DINIG WINNERS

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