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Looking for a bite.

Brotte La Grivelière Cotes Du Rhone Tete De Cuvee 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Maison Brotte is pictured on the front label of this Cotes Du Rhone cuvee, named for the Thrush bird species that overpopulate this region of southern France and feast on vineyard grapes. While Brotte is known for producing Chateauneuf Du Pape, cheers for this negociant label which offers a taste of the region at a very accessible price.
  • La Grivelière Tete De Cuvee 2014 opens with aromas of blueberry and raspberry filled doughnuts, and the palate carries through with aromatic fruit, warm spices plus a firm gravelly backbone that is looking for a fun bite to eat. This blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan. Each varietal is fermented separately in concrete vats then blended and aged in a combination of concrete and oak and 18 months in bottle. Real cork. Label 13%, tech sheet 14.3% ABV. Local price/750 ml: 10. (included in Woodland Wine Merchant 6/60 deal, 2/9/17.)