Coteaux du Lyonnais "Traboules", Clusel-Roch
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Organic

Coteaux du Lyonnais "Traboules", Clusel-Roch - 2021

Item # 36951 750mL

The Northern half of the Rhône river valley, stretches from just south of Lyon down to St Peray south of Hermitage. This wine is made from 100% Gamay and shows gamey red fruit flavors and chalky minerality.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes you just have to think outside the box with wine and food pairings. Let's start with the grape in this case. Most people associate Gamay with Beaujolais or perhaps the Loire. The Rhône conjures images of brooding Syrah or bold, spicy blends. The Coteaux du Lyonnais region lies between Beaujolais and the Rhône Valley. The climate leans toward Mediterranean, but Gamay still grows successfully here. What about serving or food pairings? I drank this wine with a thorough chill alongside an avocado-topped tuna tartar. The cooler temperature showcased the tart fruit of the wine & coupled well with the peppercorns studding the tartar. Cold red wine? And Seafood? Yes indeed!

- BLR

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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 include Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, and St.-Joseph. In the southern Rhône, look to the village...

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