Place: Cotes du Rhone - Rhone Valley, FRA
Variety: Grenache, Syrah
Made by a fantastic winemaker based in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, this is full-bodie and grown up Rhône rouge from vineyards just beyond the Châteauneuf borders. Black fruits and pepper in a herbal framework make it incredibly moreish and versatile next to all things roasted, braised and simmered. Superb value for the complexity and quality. Not your average Côtes-du-Rhône.