Dave’s wine trip to the Rhone with Boutinot

26th June 2017

I’ve always believed that our Boutinot Rhones ‘punched above’ their price points. All that has been confirmed during my visit to their  Southern Rhone estate in Cairanne last week. These wine are made with minimal handling, which means less grape skin breakages and therefore less tannins, and are good in the bottle for up to 5 years. Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux’ Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014 is probably  the best value wine in our portfolio, a snip at just £8.50 a bottle.

If you’re having a gathering, or even a dinner party, why not take a magnum( 2 x bottle size) of ‘La Cote Sauvage’ Cairanne Cotes Du Rhone Villages. The bottle size gives a statement of intent for a good time and this Grenache /Syrah based varietal is ideal to suit all palettes. Well integrated oak with a big cherry nose and a big fruit palette, it is beautifully structured with smooth tannins after 2 years in barrell.

Anyone who knows me, knows of my obsession with Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Cru des Dentelles de Montmirail’ Gigondas. I’m sure I drink more than I sell. I just love it. It was amazing to meet Julien the winemaker who is also the man behind the rest of the Boutinot portfolio.

These fabulous Rhone wines have been a constant in Camber wines since our inception and will justifiably remain there with some new additions . ‘Les Cerisiers Rose’ 2016 perfect for this exceptional heatwave and look out for ‘Les six’ Cairanne, I’m on it!