Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret 2009
|Côtes du Rhône, Séguret, Rhône|
|Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre|
Séguret means “safe” or “secure” in Provencal, it's easy to see why as this picturesque little village finds itself carved into the mountainside of the Dentelles de Montmirail, high above the River Ouvèze. Séguret was among the first villages selected to receive the label of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. The red wines from this tiny AOC require 70% Grenache with as much as 20% being made up of Syrah and Mourvèdre, they are generally deep, smooth wines with hints of mocha or coffee. This appellation’s whites are made mainly from Roussanne and Marsanne grapes, while the rosés share their varietals with the red, albeit with the likes of Cinsault blended in for good measure. Although geographically in Provence, Séguret was granted the Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret appellation in 1967.