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Rhone

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Inhabitants of the Rhone River Valley have been growing wine grapes since at least the 1st Century CE, and probably longer. Today, the wine growing areas of the Rhone Valley in France are divided into a northern  and a southern region. The northern Rhone is the home of the Syrah grape, where it produces some of the finest red wines in the world, as well as Viognier for whites. In the warmer south, Grenache dominates reds with support from Syrah and Mourvedre, while Marsanne, Roussanne and a plethora of others make up the whites. We here at Marquis love our Rhone wines, and our selection of exclusive Rhone producers is unparalleled in Canada.

Famille Perrin 2018 Ventoux Rouge 750ml

$15.49

From the makers of the iconic Château de Beaucastel, savvy sippers know Famille Perrin is a steal. The grapes from this mixture of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah were picked from the vineyards located on the slopes of Mont Ventoux...

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Famille Perrin 2017 Luberon Blanc 750ml

$15.56

The 2017 vintage will be remembered as the year of records. Not only was it the driest year in 30+ years, the yields were small and harvest conditions ideal. Blend of Bourboulenc, Grenache, and Ugni blanc with 10% Roussanne for a hit of exotic...

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Perrin 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages 750ml

$21.65

This is a lavishly fruity red packed with flavors of black-cherry preserve and dried plums as well as savory, spicy accents of earth, cocoa and licorice. Soft, finely edged tannins and sunny acidity accentuate its easy-drinking, fruity demeanor. It's at...

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Cuvee Jean Paul 2016 Vaucluse Rouge 750ml

$15.95

"So smooth, you don't need to think about it, but if you pause you will find it is surprisingly good!" A classic Rhone red; friendly and warming leafy, autumnal aromas and an ample, sweet dried currant palate. A delicious, uncomplicated medium-bodied,...

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Louis Bernard 2017 Cotes du Rhone Rose 750ml

$19.91

This rosé is from the Côtes du Rhône regional appellation which extends over 124 miles from Vienne to Avignon. Only about 10% of the production here is for rosé. This pale pink rosé is comprised of Syrah and Grenache...

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Chusclan 2018 Esprit du Rhone Red 750ml

$19.04

A deep garnet colour with a sturdy nose of red fruit. On the palate there's sweet, ripe red fruit, a little black cherry and redcurrant flavour, with light spiciness and a tight finish. An easy-drinking wine that will go well with food.

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Hommage 2016 Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$19.91

Gabriel Meffre has been a leading producer in the southern Rhone for over eighty years. Hommage pays tribute to the region with a wine that has aromas of ripe cherry and spice, and an expressive palate that is balanced and supple. Superb with roast...

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Saint Damien 2017 Gigondas "La Louisiane" 750ml

$47.74

Bottled in May, the 2017 Gigondas La Louisiane looks every bit as good as expected. Licorice, dark cherries and plums feature on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is silky and rich, just a wonderful balance of power and elegance. It should drink...

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Beaucastel 2017 Coudoulet Rouge Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$40.78

Juicy and direct, with a core of blackberry and plum fruit, laced with a singed alder thread and backed by a dusting of garrigue on the finish, which reveals a nice tug of dark earth. Should open up with some cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2028. 5,000...

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Boutinot 2018 CDR "Les Cerisiers Rose" 750ml

$25.13

Intent on making the very best Côtes du Rhône Rosé we can, our search for varieties naturally suited to rosé led us to Grenache Noir for body, Cinsault for freshness and a touch of spice from a drop of Syrah. 65% Grenache...

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