“The almond trees” is the perfect introduction to the Usseglio estate’s red wines. Featuring a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Alicante, 10% Merlot, 10% Clairette. It is a fruity and harmonious red wine, it can be drunk right away and is perfect with some spicy chorizo. Great value too!
The third generation of the Usseglio estate is in charge of the 24 hectare. Grandfather Francis came to Chateauneuf from Italy in 1931. He began producing his own wine in 1948. The family makes beautiful wines, expressive, engaging and affordable.
One of the great wine regions in the world. Situated along the Rhone river in South East France there is a distinct divide between the Syrah dominant North where the Mistral wind cools and regulates the temperature and the hot lands in the South where Grenache is at its peak. The region produces everything from easy going quaffers to wines that demand long term cellaring. Whites can be outstanding such as Viognier made in Condrieu and Rosé makes a fair impression too.
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.