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Red Blend, 2018. Biotiful Fox

Red Blend, 2018. Biotiful Fox

Item #: U0820R2IF
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Red Blend
Vineyard/Appellation: France
Color: Garnet Red
Nose: Aromatic with Strawberry and Plum
Palate: Red Fruit, Plum, Spice, and Earth Notes
Finish: Full Medium Tannins and Acidity with a Pleasant Zip
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink Now Through 2023/Mediterranean Dishes, Game, Spices/13.5% Alcohol by Volume

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The BiotifulFOX Red Blend 2018 is the latest project from the revered Domaine de Beaurenard family-run estate, currently in their eighth generation of operation. One of the earliest mentions of this estate is found in a notarial act dated 16 December 1695 mentioning "Bois Renardd," which over time evolved into "Beaurenard." Today, Domaine Beaurenard is a perennial favorite of wine critics and publications, and is consistently garnering the most coveted acclaim.

Brothers Daniel & Frederic Coulon, and Daniel's sons, Victor and Antonin, run this estate with holdings in three appellations: Chateauneuf-du- Pape, Rasteau and Cotes-du-Rhone. Under the Coulon Famille label, the Coulons are producing the most essential expressions of the Cotes-du- Rhone from 80 acres of certified biodynamic vineyards.

Wine has been produced in Cotes-du Rhone for millennias; a favorite of Roman patricians, rebel Popes, and now the newest generation of wine lovers who value the region's history, pedigree, and land. The land is particularly important for the Coulon family; they not only control the method of biodynamic farming but also the vinification process. Beginning with a careful selection of grapes processed according to the astral calendar, slow fermentation, and expert blending, BiotifulFOX offers the Coulon's self-proclaimed triptych of fragrance, delicacy and minerality.

This blend is 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan, a slightly different take on the typical blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvedre. Expect candied fruit, raspberry, cinnamon spice and grapefruit flavors typical of Grenache, counterpointed by darker red fruit and plum from the Syrah and dried cranberry and raspberry from the Carignan. This is a dry red with balanced tannins, body, and acidity that will please lovers of refined, lighter and bolder darker reds. Pair BiotifulFOX with your favorite French- Mediterrenan dishes, incorporating spices, red pepper, sage, rosemary, and olives for a perfect homage to the Cotes-du-Rhone.