Féraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone 2012 

 May 15, 2019

By  Jess Walker

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Cotes-du-Rhone, France


Cost: $20 (if you can find it!)

Jess - 3.5/5

Rating: 89 (Wine Spectator)

Travis - NA

I already reviewed the excellent Tortoise Creek Zinfandel I tried while was on a business trip to San Antonio, TX. This Féraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone was another suggestion from the bartenders at Zinc Bistro.

2012 Feraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone lable

This was fun little work trip and fortunately the conference I was attending was in the Riverwalk area! There were so many places to eat things to do! You can check out some of the area highlights here.

Winemaker Notes:

Through the Féraud-Brunel label, Laurence Féraud and André Brunel of Châteauneuf-du- Pape source old-vine Grenache from the best growers in the Côtes-du-Rhône, turning them into some of the best-value wines in the region. What sets this venture apart from other negociants is that it is run with the savoir-faire of truly exceptional winemakers working in perfect partnership.

~ Féraud-Brunel Wines

Wine Notes:

  • Winery: Féraud-Brunel
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Varietal/Blend: 80% Grenache,  12% Mourvédre, and the rest Cinsault & Vaccarése

Tasting Notes:

Deep Ruby, medium bodied wine. Very aromatic on the nose with scents of cherries, licorice, and some spice. Smooth on the palate and quite dry with mellow tannins. 

As with most dry wines, this would have paired excellently with a hardier meat dish. I was drinking this with an amazing margarita pizza. It wasn't the best pairing, but not unpleasant. 

However, I did really enjoy it once my dessert arrived. Paired with  an outstanding apple bread pudding with vanilla ice cream, the flavors in this Féraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone created a nice contrast.

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Feraud-Brunel 2012 Pin

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Jess Walker

I love all things wine: drinking it, learning about how it's made, visiting where it's made, pairing with foods! I'm naturally curious, so back in 2013 during my first trip to Europe when I tasted my first glass of fantastic Rioja, I was hooked and had to start learning all I could on the subject. After a long time of friends asking me for wines to try or activities to add to their vacation itineraries, I decided to start a blog to write it all down. And that is how Wine, Dine, and Roam began!

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