2013 Côtes du Rhône

Syrah / Grenache Blend

Domaine Francois Xavier - A lovely everyday drinking wine from Gigondas, in the heart of the Rhône region.

Ships May 16th

$14.00

(2 Reviews)

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Domaine Francois Xavier Côtes du Rhône AOC

2013 Côtes du Rhône

Syrah / Grenache Blend

$14.00

(2 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Lovely and wafting scents of lavender and black raspberry backed with with hints of sandalwood and orange oil. Open knit on the palate with the black raspberry aromas just about perfectly replicated on a juicy, peppery beam of acidity.

  • Vintage
  • 2013
  • Appellation
  • Côtes du Rhône
  • Grape
  • Grenache 50%, Syrah 50%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 13.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 3200 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2019
Cam Confidential

Domaine Francois Xavier is located in Gigondas, in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmiraille, a chain of jagged, teethy mountains that are the backbone of the Gigondas and Vacqueyras Villages. Here clay and limestone soils over ancient, decomposed rock produce lovely bouquets, richness and depth with nearby fields of garrigue (lavender, sage, rosemary, etc) thought to influence the wines as well. Sourced from 20-40 year old, organically farmed, estate vineyards in Gigondas as well as nearby Sablet, this 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache blend is produced in large concrete tanks for admirable extraction with no oak influence – trust me, you won’t miss it in this wine. Fantastic everyday drinker – just pop and pour.

Reviews

2 Reviews Total

Kimberly K.

Verified Purchase

Big nose jumps out of the glass. Ruby on the rim with notes of rich dark fruit and some spice on the midpalate. A bit of acidity with a nice long finish.

Tom

This wine has an rockin fragrance. Lavender, bay leaf, and some really nice dark berries. Hopefully the next vintage comes up for grabs next year!