Côtes du Rhône Villages Seguret Beau Nez, Jean-David
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Organic

Côtes du Rhône Villages Seguret Beau Nez, Jean-David - 2018

Item # 28342 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

This wine bursts from the glass with red fruit flavors and aromas. The goal was always to find the purest, most intense expression of the Rhône Valley grape varieties. Here, Grenache dominates with Syrah and Carignan alongside in a fresh, joyful leap to an well fruited experience. Try with ratatouille, aioli and grilled vegetables, or herb-dusted lamb.


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Staff Pick Notes

"Beau nez" translates to beautiful nose which is most certainly a nod to winemaker Jean David's rather prominent one. He's also known for wearing a beanie year round, which translates as "bonnet" in French. This fun play on words is cheekily expressed on the labels, which alternate between the outline of a man in a cap and one with a large red nose. What these playful labels don't say is that this is a lively wine that is organically farmed and naturally made (fermented with wild yeast with no fining, filtration, or addition of sulfur). Cherry compote and a slight whiff of sweet-spicy smoke, almost like incense, open up to fresh berries, cloves, and rose petals. I could happily drink this wine on its own, but it also calls for rare duck breast with cherries or Moroccan spiced lamb.

- TI

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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Rhône

Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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