The nose comes up straight away dark and red fruits, violets, black currant jubes, anise, thyme and herbal notes. It’s awesome. The palate is soft and fleshy with great length of flavour. It’s perfect for drinking now with bresaola.
38 hectares of vines with some olive and fig trees make up this family run estate that started in 1960. Situated in the Cotes du Rhone North East of Avignon and run organically they make multiple cuvees of Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages covering whites, roses and reds.
Cotes-du-Rhone – The generic appellation of the Rhone Valley. It can produce white, rosé or red wines. They are often blends of a few of the local wines. Quality can range from very low to some that rival the best wines the region. Knowing the good producers is the key to picking a good wine from this appellation.
Grenache/Garnacha – Spain’s gift to the world. We know it as Grenache and I think everyone has a soft spot for it in some way. Almost too exuberant in expressing its sweet red fruits and high alcohol, it often needs a little bit of other wines to add moderation, structure and depth. Much like Abbott and Costello. Despite this the wines of Priorat, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja and Aussie GSMs have an amazing ability to age for the long term.
Shiraz/Syrah – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.