Oh yes. Who is excited to learn something about these Rhone Varieties, both grapes and wines? For your drinking pleasure I bring to you the:
Rhone Varieties Pack
Taste three classic Rhone Valley wines contrasted and complemented by three Australian re-creations.
I am 100% sure you’ll love this pack. Exploring the nuances and complexities of these wines. They don’t quite offer our palate what it is used to. Cotes du Rhone Blanc isn’t like Loire, Burgundy, or Alsace. It is tasty though. The Grenache dominant blends of the Southern Rhone, like the Lirac in this pack, are savoury and elegant. Not like the Grenache we know from Australia at all.
Then we get to Syrah. It is Shiraz. But the Northern Rhones spicy, boney, lean Syrah may as well be a different grape to what we see from most of Australia. There is a passing resemblance but not much else.
The Australian counterparts have all been chosen for one reason: They all do a great job at channelling the spirit of the Rhone wines. They taste distinctly Australian (which is a good thing!) and they are all lovely on their own.
How to get the most out of this pack.
The very best way is to serve the wines together over dinner and see who they evolve and change. But given our current climate, that is not doable.
Plan B is to open them in pairs. And have a glass of each 2-5 nights. Comparing the wines as they change and with different food matches.
Plan C. You can buy six repour wine savers in addition to this pack and just drink them whenever you feel like.