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Alain Jaume Grand Veneur Réserve Côtes du Rhône Zoom

Alain Jaume Grand Veneur Réserve Côtes du Rhône

2016 | France | Rhône 750 ml | 14.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Cherry
  • Pepper (cracked)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
¥160
  • Product details

    Description

    The Jaume family have been making wines since 1826. This wine is elegant, well balanced and will seduce you with its red fresh fruit and its spicy hint of black pepper and liquorice. A Côtes du Rhône with complexity for an every day drinking.

    Variety Description

    Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre (GSM)

    Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre blended wines – commonly known by the acronym GSM – are the particular specialty of the southern Rhone Valley in France. Grenache and Syrah are key in this part of the world, and are complemented in this instance by the addition of Mourvedre: an important but slightly less famous inclusion to the blend. GSM wines, which have been readily adopted by the New World, are rich, full bodied and leathery, and are characterized by flavors of dark fruit and spice.

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Rhône

    The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône river valley and produces numerous wines. The region's major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC. The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct traditions, the Northern Rhône (referred to in French as Rhône septentrional) and the Southern Rhône (in French Rhône méridional). The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.