Page Peel

Boutinot Rhône | The Wine Of The Rhône, France

91 Wine Spectator Points for Les Six 2014

Published on: 20 July 2017

les Six 91 points and others .001Wine Spectator has awarded 91 POINTS to 'Les Six', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 from Domaine Boutinot Rhône.

'Les Six', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014
91 POINTS, Wine Spectator (31st August 2017)
“Fleshy and inviting, with a velvety feel to the layers of boysenberry, cassis and plum fruit that glide through, lacedwith subtle black tea and anise notes. A buried graphite spine allows this to drape nicely on the finish.”– James Molesworth

Revealed in a ‘Sneak Preview’ of the August 31st issue these 91 Wine Spectator points follows high acclaim from other respected publications including 14.5 -15 points in La Revue du Vin de France (Issue 592)  and 90 points and a DWAA Silver medal from Decanter (March 2017). 

'Les Six' is a blend of six grape varieties, co-fermented together in pairs to show how the rare and ancient varietiesof Carignan Noir, Cinsault and Counoise can enhance the more popular southern Rhône varieties of GrenacheNoir, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

Following a traditionally slow vinification, using only natural yeasts, gentle remontage and manual pigeage Les Six is later assembled and matured only in tronconique (large oak vats) for up to twelve months at the Cairanne cellars of Domaine Boutinot Rhône.

2014 is the last vintage of  'Les Six' to be released as Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages following the elevation of Cairanne to Cru appellation status from the 2015 vintage.

For all medals and recent press reviews of Les Six, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 click here



Wine Spectator 91 points for Les Coteaux Schisteux Séguret 2014

Published on: 20 July 2017

FPB148 300 dpi High Res 2014US publication the Wine Spectator has once again awarded 91 points to Les Coteaux Schisteux, Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages, this time for the 2014 vintage.

In a ‘Sneak Preview’ of their August 31st issue this is a repeat of the 91 points previously awarded by the Wine Spectator for the 2010* and 2009* vintages of this Séguret from Boutinot Rhône, with the 2013 achieving 90 points*.

The 2014 vintage will also be listed as a Wine Spectator Smart Buy in the August 31st issue, due for release mid July 2017.

Boutinot Rhône ‘Les Coteaux Schisteux’
Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014
91 Points & Smart Buy
(31st August 2017).

This is alluring, with mulled spice and black tea aromas leading the way for a silky core of raspberry and plum sauce flavors. The long, anise-edged finish lingers nicely. Drink now through 2020.” James Molesworth

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 is sourced from a single 50 year vineyard planted with Grenache Noir intermingled, as was the tradition, with Syrah. The result is a Séguret which is one of the  purest expressions of Granche Noir in the Southern Rhône valley. 

In the same issue (31st August 2017) Wine Spectator also awarded 90+ points to two wines from the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range. 'Les Six', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 received 91 points while 'La Côte Sauvage', Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 was awarded 90 points.

* Published in the Oct 31st 2013, Sept 30th 2012 and 15th Oct 2013 issues respectively. 

















Nigel Wilkinson Master Sommelier tours Japan for Boutinot Rhône

Published on: 10 July 2017

NIGEL WILKINSON MS, TOURS JAPAN ON BEHALF OF DOMAINE BOUTINOT RHÔNE to host wine semniars, tastings and customer dinners with wine importers Mottox. 


First stop was a sommelier seminar in Tokyo during which Nigel explained the winemaking philosophy of Domaine Boutinot Rhône  - working closely with nature in the vineyard and the cellar - and presented four wines from the Fide et Arte range along with the Les Contreforts Ventoux from neighbouring Domaine de Bresquieres


Taking the sommeliers on a tasting tour of the Southern Rhône, Nigel explained the appellation structure of the region from Côtes du Rhône to Cru using La Fleur Solitaire, Côtes du Rhône (Blanc),  Les Coteaux, Côtes du Rhône Villages and named Villages wine Les Coteaux Schisteux, Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages as examples.Les Six, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone Village which will, with the 2015 vintage be released as Les Six, Cairanne AOC. 


During the tour three renowned restaurants - Keisuke Matsishima (Tokyo), L'Espirit de Coeur (Osaka) and Yasai French Nord (Osaka) - held wine dinners, matching French cusine to wines from Domaine Boutinot Rhône. Practiced in educating and enthusing people about wine, Nigel who is Boutinot's Fine Dining Account Manager and Company Educator, talked through each of the wines and the principles of matching wine to food. 


Despite his busy schedule, we can see from his Twitter feed @WilkinsonMS that Nigel managed to squeeze in a sake tasting before returning home….

Screen Shot 2017 07 10 at 14.20.06