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Top 100 Wine Merchant 'Winner' for Les Coteaux Schisteux, Séguret

Screen Shot 2016 07 19 at 10.42.15'Les Coteaux' Schisteux, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Séguret 2013 from Boutinot Rhône's Fide et Arte range has once again been included in The Wine Merchant "Top 100" list for 2016.

Judged by a panel of experts selected from top merchants in the UK's independent wine trade, 650 wines  were entered into the tasting, with just 100 making the Winners list.

Commenting on  'Les Coteaux Schisteux' 2013 judges said “Boutinot has a long-standing relationship with the Rhône, with an intimate knowledge of where to source the best fruit from partner growers....That local knowledge is evident in this classic Grenache and Syrah blend from the high performing village of Séguret in the Southern Rhône.  "Deep, dark and dense in colour, with a sumptuous, rich palate" the judges said. "It's a big wine, but the power is balanced with elegance, freshness, spice and chocolate. At the price you're getting an awful lot of wine for your money.”

This is 2nd appearance of 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' in the Top 100 list. In 2015 the 2012 vintage was included in the Top 100 list. 

Les Coteaux Schisteux, Séguret  is part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range, whose home is Domaine Boutinot, Cairanne. Sourced from a single, east-facing schiste slope high in the rugged mountainous terroir of Séguret in the southern Rhône valley. So predominantly planted with 50 year old Grenache Noir, intermingled with some Syrah, means Les Coteaux Schisteux comes close to one of the purest expressions of Grenache Noir in the Rhône valley. 

'Les Coteaux', Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 and 'Les Cerisiers' Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2015 were Highly Commended by the judging panel. 

For more information about Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte ‘Les Coteaux Schisteux’, Cȏtes du Rhône Villages Séguret 2013 click here and for the 2012 vintage click here.

For more information about Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte ‘Les Coteaux’, Cȏtes du Rhône Villages 2013 click here

For more information about Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte ‘Les Cerisiers’, Cȏtes du Rhône Rosé click here