Boutinot's Côtes du Rhône Villages 'Les Coteaux' is therefore a selection of the best Grenache Noir and Syrah from some of the 17 named Côtes du Rhône Villages. We source wine from a number of growers with exceptional terroir and so have the flexibility to select only the very best fruit each vintage (rejecting parcels which do not meet our high standards). Mostly unoaked, a small proportion (15%) is part-aged for up to 20 months in a few new, but mostly older, oak barrels to bring depth and subtle notes of complexity.
Les Coteaux immediately proved itself when in a head to head tasting against our existing Cote du Rhone Village wine (a single village wine no less!) it showed more complexity, more depth of flavour, and greater balance, all while at a lower price point. Since then I've been recommending it to anyone and everyone for its extraordinary value. As for it’s character, it is medium bodied and moderately tannic, with brambly fruit flavours, baking spices, and a leathery hint on the finish. This is a great wine to pair with your favourite hearty winter meal.