2017 Jean-Francois Gras, Cotes du Rhone

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2017 Jean-Francois Gras, Cotes du Rhone

The Best Value Rhone We've Tasted All Year!
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A Best Value!

In the Rhone, Jean-Francois Gras is famously known for his organically-farmed vineyards. He is also known for mastering the classic grapes of the region: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (also known as GSM).

A warm region with mistral (intense, violent winds), vines are forced to reach deep into the earth for shelter. This extreme terroir throughout much of the year provides Rhone wines - and this wine in particular - with riveting flavors by forcing the vines to struggle, pulling minerality from deep within the earth.

No Wonder The Value, This Drinks Like A Gigondas

Here is a little secret about this $16 gem:  the fruit comes from vineyards immediately next to Gigondas... and it drinks like one too!

Grenache is the primary grape used for its deep dark berry flavors; the Syrah provides a plush, silky finish with plum notes and spice; and the Mourvedre offers earth and dark chocolate accents.  

With additional notes of olives, red apple skin, and smoked herbs, you will understand after the first sip why we are calling this stunning 2017 Cotes du Rhone blend, The Best Value Rhone Of The Year!

This is definitely a beauty for your barbecue; but, if ever there was a wine to enjoy with a fresh baguette and wedge of cheese, this is it!!!

$15.95 per bottle / $191.40 per case

Summary


The Best Value Rhone We've Tasted All Year!

The 2017 Jean-Francois Gras Cotes du Rhone is a riveting Rhone red! An outstanding value, this is a classic GSM blend (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) from vineyards just outside Gigondas! Crushed red cherry and dark blackberry fruit, violet, olive, red apple skin, earth, dried spice and dark chocolate add layers of complexity found in wines 2x the price. Enjoy now and over the next five years with grilled cuisine and cheese.


Product Details


Producer: Jean-Francois Gras

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Grenache Blend

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W7095