2018 Cotes du Rhone, Variations

Where to begin? The mulled black fruits dance with licorice, while flirting shamelessly with soft tannis and the delicately plump aroma of ripe prunes. The link between nose and palate is seamless and the finish seems endless – this is a genuine Côtes du Rhône at it’s zenith. 

Price
£11.90 per bottle
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Grape
Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Country
France
Region
Cotes du Rhone
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone
Product code
CDRVARRGE

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Baking Spice

Cinnamon, Vanilla, Clove, Nutmeg

Bean / Legumes

Pinto Bean, Black Bean, Navy Bean, Lentil

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Exotic Spice

Anise, Cardamom, Ginger

Fruity, Umami Cheese

Cheddar, Gouda

Funghi

Porcini, Shitake, Oyster Mushroom, Button Mushroom

Strong Marinades

Barbecue, Teriyaki, Vinegar Marinades

Nightshade

Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Red Meat

Beef, Lamb, Venison

Umami Spice

Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric

White Meat

Chicken, Pork, Chop, Tofu
The producer

Domaine Maby

Domaine Maby is located in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône area and the estate’s sixty hectares cover three different appellations: Tavel, Lirac, and Côtes du Rhône. The family cultivate the land with the utmost respect for the environment having signed a Sustainable Agriculture contract enabling them to ensure their soils are allowed to fully express themselves. Vines planted on more sandy and shale type soils enable the Maby domain to offer an ever more impressive range of red, white and rosé wines as Domaine Maby wines continue to be sold domestically and internationally, being appreciated as far afield as North America and Asia.

For many years now, major wine competitions have been rewarding their excellence with Gold Medals from Orange and Macon as well as the Paris General Agricultural Competition while Maby wines are cited in specialist guides from Hugh Johnson, Oz Clarke and Jacqueline Friedrich to Guide Hachette, Bettane and Revue du Vin de France.

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