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What We're Drinking

Vallon aux Gallets Cote du Rhone

Tasting Notes:

Robust, rich, and intense yet discreet with beautiful abundant red fruit flavours. Smooth and delightful and very subtle balance between fruits and tannins. Highly recommended.

Bottle price: $13.99 per Bottle each in case of six

Try some you will be glad you did.
Food Pairing:

Brilliant around the Barbeque. Goes with all meats chicken sausages and also with High cuisine.

The Wine:

The Southern Rhône is situated in a large, sprawling valley, shaped by the course of the Rhône River. A Mediterranean climate makes the Southern Rhône Valley one of the warmest wine growing regions in France.

Grape varieties that thrive in the region are well-suited to the hot, humid summers, and Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre are by far the most common plantings.

The vast majority of Rhône wines found on the market are labelled as Côtes du Rhône AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). Many are excellent and inexpensive, making them one of the most consumer-friendly French wines to explore. Stylistically, they are rich, easy-drinking wines with moderate tannins and alcohol levels that fall between 14-15%.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the better-known sub-regions of the Southern Rhône, and while the wines can be somewhat expensive, the quality is generally exceptional.

Grenache is by far the predominant grape found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape blends, and lends jammy red and black fruit notes along with flavours of earth, leather and spice and dried herbs.

The Southern Rhône also produces white wines, though in much smaller portion, typically these are made from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. Rosé wines can be found as well and Tavel is famous for its vibrant, slightly spicy, salmon-hued rosés.

Grape Variety:

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre

Other Information:

Serve between 16° and 18°C.

Drink within 2 years.
- 2018 vintage
- 6 x 750mL units
- FRA - Rhône, Imported
- Cork closure
- 13.5% alc.

What We're Drinking

Vallon aux Gallets Cote du Rhone

Tasting Notes:

Robust, rich, and intense yet discreet with beautiful abundant red fruit flavours. Smooth and delightful and very subtle balance between fruits and tannins. Highly recommended.

Bottle price: $13.99 per Bottle each in case of six

Try some you will be glad you did.
Food Pairing:

Brilliant around the Barbeque. Goes with all meats chicken sausages and also with High cuisine.

The Wine:

The Southern Rhône is situated in a large, sprawling valley, shaped by the course of the Rhône River. A Mediterranean climate makes the Southern Rhône Valley one of the warmest wine growing regions in France.

Grape varieties that thrive in the region are well-suited to the hot, humid summers, and Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre are by far the most common plantings.

The vast majority of Rhône wines found on the market are labelled as Côtes du Rhône AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). Many are excellent and inexpensive, making them one of the most consumer-friendly French wines to explore. Stylistically, they are rich, easy-drinking wines with moderate tannins and alcohol levels that fall between 14-15%.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the better-known sub-regions of the Southern Rhône, and while the wines can be somewhat expensive, the quality is generally exceptional.

Grenache is by far the predominant grape found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape blends, and lends jammy red and black fruit notes along with flavours of earth, leather and spice and dried herbs.

The Southern Rhône also produces white wines, though in much smaller portion, typically these are made from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. Rosé wines can be found as well and Tavel is famous for its vibrant, slightly spicy, salmon-hued rosés.

Grape Variety:

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre

Other Information:

Serve between 16° and 18°C.

Drink within 2 years.
- 2018 vintage
- 6 x 750mL units
- FRA - Rhône, Imported
- Cork closure
- 13.5% alc.

What We're Drinking

Vallon aux Gallets Cote du Rhone

Tasting Notes:

Robust, rich, and intense yet discreet with beautiful abundant red fruit flavours. Smooth and delightful and very subtle balance between fruits and tannins. Highly recommended.

Bottle price: $13.99 per Bottle each in case of six

Try some you will be glad you did.
Food Pairing:

Brilliant around the Barbeque. Goes with all meats chicken sausages and also with High cuisine.

The Wine:

The Southern Rhône is situated in a large, sprawling valley, shaped by the course of the Rhône River. A Mediterranean climate makes the Southern Rhône Valley one of the warmest wine growing regions in France.

Grape varieties that thrive in the region are well-suited to the hot, humid summers, and Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre are by far the most common plantings.

The vast majority of Rhône wines found on the market are labelled as Côtes du Rhône AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). Many are excellent and inexpensive, making them one of the most consumer-friendly French wines to explore. Stylistically, they are rich, easy-drinking wines with moderate tannins and alcohol levels that fall between 14-15%.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the better-known sub-regions of the Southern Rhône, and while the wines can be somewhat expensive, the quality is generally exceptional.

Grenache is by far the predominant grape found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape blends, and lends jammy red and black fruit notes along with flavours of earth, leather and spice and dried herbs.

The Southern Rhône also produces white wines, though in much smaller portion, typically these are made from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. Rosé wines can be found as well and Tavel is famous for its vibrant, slightly spicy, salmon-hued rosés.

Grape Variety:

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre

Other Information:

Serve between 16° and 18°C.

Drink within 2 years.
- 2018 vintage
- 6 x 750mL units
- FRA - Rhône, Imported
- Cork closure
- 13.5% alc.

What You Didn't Know

Regions and Varieties

We are seeing growers in France that that have reverted to horses drawn ploughs to cultivate the rows between the vines thus developing permacultures without the use of tractors that would otherwise compress the soil and pollute the air with diesel fumes.

Traditional Growing

The appellation d'origine contrôlée is a French certification granted to certain French geographical indications for wines, cheeses, butters, and other agricultural products, all under the auspices of the government bureau Institut national des ...

Enforcement

The INAO guarantees that all AOC products will hold to a rigorous set of clearly defined standards. The organization stresses that AOC products will be produced in a consistent and traditional manner with ingredients from specifically classified ...