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Silver for 'Les Coteaux' 2010 at Sommelier Wine Awards

Published on: 09 May 2013

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 

Boutinot Rhȏne Séguret makes Years Best Rhȏne list

Published on: 29 January 2013

Wine & Spirit Year's Best Rhone Wines American magazine Wine & Spirits has included Boutinot Rhȏne 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Séguret 2009 in its Years Best Rhȏne List.

Part of the 'Fide et Arte' range 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Ségure, released after 24 months maturation in barrel and demi muid (large 600l barrels), made it onto the list of wines released in 2012. Wine & Spirit also awarded the wine 91 points meaning that it was 'an exceptional example of its type'.

Wine & Spirit make their selection based on a two step screening process - wines submitted to the magazine are assessed by a panel of retailers, sommeliers and winemakers and conducted by W&S staff. The second stage is by the publications own critic who commented:-

Boutinot Rhȏne 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Séguret 2009
91 points
'From a single, 17-acre parcel of vines over 50 years old - mostly grenache with a few syrah vines mixed in - this is fragrant and spicy. The flavours have substance without weightiness, the fruit chewy without being dry, the acidity keeping it lively'. Regal Wine Imports, Moorestown, NJ

The Wine & Spirits review (February 2013) completes a hat trick of 91 points for'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Séguret 2009 which in recent months has also received praise and 91 points from two other noteable American publications -The Wine Spectator Seguret review (September 30th, 2012) and The Rhȏne Report (Issue 13, October 2012), whose editor Jeb Dunnuck commented that it was 'one of the highest rated Ségurets I was able to taste for this report'.

'Les Deux Barriques' Northern Debut

Published on: 13 December 2012

'Les Deux Barriques' Cairanne 2005 from recently made its North of England debut at Damson restaurant, Manchester. 

Celebrating the debut were winmaker Eric Monnin and Kim Tidy of Boutinot Rhȏne, restaurateur and owner of Damson , Steve Pilling and Manchester wine and restaurant critics Andy Cronshaw (Manchester Evening News) and Mark Garner (Manchester Confidential). On tasting Les Deux Barriques Mark Garner immediately tweeted that the wine was "utterly remarkable".

Les Deux Barriques Cairanne 2005 The two barrels from which the wine was made were discovered by Eric while pre-tasting and racking barrels destined for Boutinot Rhȏne's 'La Cȏte Sauvage', Cairanne, Cȏtes du Rhȏne Village 2005. Already from the celebrated 2005 Southern Rhȏne vintage - described by Decanter as 'a vintage of a lifetime' - the exceptional quality and added potential of these two particular barrels stood apart.

A blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Carignan Noir 'Les Deux Barriques' has "faintly wild aromas and sheer class expressed in total harmony. The opposite of overpowering 'Les Deux Barrique is sublime and subtle".

For the dinner Les Deux Barriques was matched to a slow cooked rump of English lamb, cooked a perfectly pink, with crushed peas, smoked bacon, salsa verde and potato fondant. Under chef Simon Stanley these robust flavours had a delicay that didn't over power the subtlety of 'Les Deux Barriques'

Part of Boutinot Rhȏne's Fide et Arte range 'Les Deux Barriques' is a limited release wine, with just 100 bottles and 100 magnums laid down for Boutinot's 25th Anniversary. It is available at Damson both in 75cl bottles and by the glass.