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Silver for 'Les Coteaux' 2010 at Sommelier Wine Awards

Les-Coteaux-2010The run of award success for ‘Les Coteaux’ 2009 appears as if it may continue for the 2010 vintage. Today, the Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 released their results with Boutinot Fide et ArteLes Coteaux’, Cȏtes du Rhône Village 2010 achieving a Silver award.

The Sommelier Wine Awards, now in its 7th year is dedicated to the UK on trade, and judged by prominent sommeliers, restaurateurs, and hoteliers and all submissions are tasted blind.

Commenting on the Silver award judge Christine Parkinson of Hakkasan said 'Plenty of red fruit and some intensity with fine tannins and fresh, juicy acidity. Long finish'.

Winetec's Tim Wildman MW went on to say 'Full-bodied with some spicy complexity – chunky, chewy and satisfying’.

Today’s award for ‘Les Coteaux’, Côtes du Rhône Village 2010 follows a number of accolades for the 2009 vintage, including 90 points in the Wine Spectator (30th September 2012 issue) and a Gold at the China Best Value Wine Awards 2012.

Boutinot Fide et ArteLes Coteaux’ 2010 was joined by Domaine du Monteillet, who among their clutch of awards achieved Silver for their Côte-Rôtie Fortis, 2009. Domaine Chante Cigale’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, 2011 also received a Silver medal.

All three producers are represented by Boutinot, who were awarded ‘Merchant of the Year’ for the 5th consecutive year.

Chris Losh, Sommelier Wine Awards Director, commented: “Without wishing to go over the top, this was a staggering performance. Boutinot have taken ownership of the Merchant of the Year Award since we started handing it out five years ago, but even by their standards, this was something else.

He went on to say “It’s proof, if any were needed, that the quality of wines coming in from this importer is exceptionally good.”


For more information about Boutinot Fide et Arte ‘Les Coteaux’, Cȏtes du Rhône Village 2010 click here

For full details of Boutinot's success at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 click here