France’s most versatile wines: Côtes du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône is a versatile wine, perfect for the summer or winter. It is an easy and friendly wine for food pairing. This great wine from the South East region of France complements risottos, pastas, paellas, pizzas and lasagnas. The acidity and spicy character goes very well with red sauces.

A Côtes du Rhône is a balanced wine that is fruity, fresh and easy to drink. If you’re seeking value and early drinking pleasure in wines you must discover this appellation.

Côtes du Rhône wines are for the most part meant to be enjoyed on release, which is a big part of their allure. The majority do not require aging, even if a few wines do improve with time in the cellar.

A good example is this Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Coteaux 2015. This wine reveals its class from the start: brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice, and warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon.  Available at


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