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Chateau Malijay Cotes du Rhone is a deep garnet color. There is a deep and delicate nose combining black fruits and spicy notes. Beautiful structure, balanced on the palate, well-rounded. Chateau Malijay is a 140-hectare wine estate in the commune of Jonquieres between the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in the southern area of AOC Cotes du Rhône. Its 18th century château gives the place a bewitching charm. Today, the Chateau produces AOC Cotes du Rhone, AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu and IGP Vaucluse, Principaute d'Orange. These wines are made with full respect for local conditions and with the aim of reproducing the typical character of Cotes du Rhone wines. The unique setting of Chateau Malijay is sure to delight tourists and local visitors in both winter and summer. The Deltin family, who now own the estate, fell in love with it in 2007. Over 130 hectares of vines surround a building dating from the 11th century and rebuilt in the 18th century in its current form.

Typically thought of as a baby Chateâuneuf-du-Pape, the term Côtes du Rhône actually doesn’t merely apply to the flatter outskirts of the major southern Rhône appellations, it also includes the fringes of well-respected northern Rhône appellations. White wines can be produced under the appellation name, but very little is actually made. The region offers some of the best values in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds. Red wine varieties include most of the Chateâuneuf-du-Pape varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Counoise, as well as Carignan. White grapes grown include Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Viognier, among others. With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre form the base of the classic Rhône Red Blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. Though they originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley, with some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in other countries. Somm Secret—Putting their own local spin on the Rhône Red Blend, those from Priorat often include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance.

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