Sign In

2007 Domaine Gourt de Mautens Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau

Not Currently In Auction

Latest Sale Price

October 2, 2022 - $62

Estimate

RATINGS

99Jeb Dunnuck

... It offers layers and ripe red and black fruits, tobacco, peppery herbs, licorice and roasted herbs, with sensational complexity and flavor intensity, while never seeming over the top. Deep, rich, full-bodied and decadent, with no hard edges, it stays lively and elegant on the palate...

98The Wine Advocate

...off the hook notes of plum, black raspberry, licorice, roasted herbs and chocolate, it has full-bodied richness, awesome purity and a voluptuous, unctuous and opulent texture that’s has to be tasted to be believed. It's an incredible wine...

90Wine Spectator

This shows the lush, heady profile of the vintage, with hoisin sauce, plum cake and melted dark licorice notes all rolling over the dark spice and tar underpinning. Quite rich, but has enough definition for balance...

17.5Jancis Robinson

... Lovely sweet fresh cherry fruit, pure and lively. Sweet fruit balanced by dry tannins. Very firm grip...has the flesh to fill. Wonderfully classic Rhône Grenache blend. Full and long and savoury...

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rasteau

The Southern Rhône Valley wine region extends from Orange in the north through the communes Lirac and Tavel in the southwest. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Méridionales and it includes some of the best known appellations in France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. The climate and landscape of the Southern Rhone differ significantly from the Northern Rhone. There are hot, often windy Mediterranean appellations near Nimes and the south, and higher altitude, relatively cool appellations such as Côtes du Ventoux to the east. Understanding the region can be confusing given that there are thirteen appellations and sixteen red and white grapes allowed for wines with appellation status. Syrah is grown here, but it is much less important than in the north. Grenache is the prominent red grape, though most red wines are blends of at least four varietals. Other commonly used red grapes are Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Muscardin. Counoise, Terret Noir, Vaccarèse and Syrah are also permitted. The primary white grapes are Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, though Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne are permitted, as are Picpoul and Picardin. Of note is the Côtes du Rhone Villages AOC, which is only in the Southern Rhone. Though Côtes du Rhône AOC wine is made in both the north and south, the Villages appellation has stricter requirements for winemaking and is generally considered higher quality than simple Côtes du Rhône. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “There is a vast amount of enjoyment to be discovered in the southern Rhône…for these are some of the most sumptuous and pleasure-giving wines produced in the world.”