The "Una Furtiva Lagrima" of the Rhone: The Single Best Value in Côtie-Rôtie, The Most Beautiful Wines in the Rhone for Me


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2016 Christophe Billon Côte-Rotie “Les Elotins”
 – All from Côte Brune
 – A Top 10 Cote-Rotie Producer for Under $45
 – Top Notch Complexity
 – Lovely Floral Elegance
 – No Regrets: Stock up and Drink When You Want

2016 Christoph Billon IGP “Corendies”
 – Our Best Value Entry Level Rhone
 – Gorgeous, Delicious, Juicy Syrah
 – Floral Aromatics and Complexity of a Much More Expensive Wine
 – Best “Tuesday Night” Syrah Value Around at Under $25

I listen to a good amount of opera. I love it when I work. And there are a large number of beautiful

arias.  “Che Gelida Manina” from Puccinis La Boheme, “Celeste Aida” from Verdi’s Aida and the incomparable “Queen of the Night: from Mozart’s Magic Flute spring to mind as a few favorites. But for me, the most hauntingly beautiful is “Una Furtiva Lagrima” from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore.  It is sung by …

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