December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 11

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
The wine business kind of defies the
traditional model. For instance, let’s say that
General Mills wanted to go into the chicken
business and started putting out Cheerios
Chicken. You love their cereal, but do want
to take a chance on their chicken? After all,
it’s still food, right? Well…
Here, we have this Domaine de la Fertine
Côtes du Rhône, which is made by Georges
Duboeuf. The dilemma, if there is one,
is that Duboeuf is the largest and most
prestigious producer in Beaujolais, not the
Rhône!
Different land, different grape, different
everything. So why should we trust this
Côtes du Rhône? Well, in this case, it’s
because it’s Duboeuf, and this guy just
knows how to make wine.
There are no secrets here. Everybody knows
where the best sites are. Duboeuf has the
wherewithal to negotiate for the best
grapes in the best areas because he can.
The result is a Côtes du Rhône that defies
the price and the competition.
When we learned this wine was made by
Duboeuf, we immediately were intrigued.
After all, this guy makes three million cases
of wine a year and every one is fabulous.
And as we might have expected, this
selection is right up there with the best of
them.
Here is a wine of breed and pedigree way
beyond the norm. The first signal is the
dark, almost brooding color, which doesn’t
allow you to see your hand below the stem
of the glass. Then there is that glorious nose
of spice, plum, cherry and cranberry that
lights up your nose, your palate and even
the darkest winter night.
“ COTE doo RONE bore • DOH “
Dark Cherry, Spice
Full, Rich, Dense
Now through 2025
Red Meat, Game,
Fowl
Very Dark
Extracted Black
Cherry
DOMAINE DE LA FERTINE
Region: Côtes du Rhône, Bordeaux, France • Alcohol:
14.0%
Côtes du Rhône Bordeaux, 2015
ITEM #: L1217R1IF
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