Chateau St. Jean Cotes du Rhone
Côtes du Rhône
The red wines of Côtes duRhône, an appellation located on the right bank of the Rhone River and south of Burgundy, are known for their distinctively rich and spicy flavor. This award-winning wine is meant to be served with food and is ideal for aging.Grape varietals: 70 % Grenache, 30 % Syrah,Average age of vines : 35 years. The Old vines,over 50 years, consitute 15% of the vineyard100% organic fertilisers and certified organic compost.Located in the Travaillan commune to the east of Orange, the vineyard of Chateau Saint Jean covers the vast plateau of the Plan de Dieu, reputed as a wine-growing area since Roman times. This estate belonged to the Sérignan lords until the revolution.Bought in 1946 by the MEFFRE family, the estate originally covered 60 hectares and was expanded to its current size by clearing and planting another 80 hectares. On this terraced, gravelly soil, the blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah produces generous red wines, suitable for ageing; the white wines from white Grenache, Clairette, Rousane and Bourboulenc are lively and fruity
Recommended Food Pairings
Perfect red for richerpork dishes, crock pot recipes and tomato-basedseafood stews. Red meats, potages, and cheeses. Its bright and zesty character makes it a perfectcompanion for pizza, pasta, spicy stews and anything grilled.