Fragrant, supple, persistent.
This Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend comes from the newish AOC, Rasteau, which is found just above Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhone Valley.
It is a wonderfully succulent wine, offering roasted cherries, blueberries, sarsaparilla, mocha and toffee with a bouquet of lilacs and freesia blossoms. Supple and substantive on the palate; plump purple fruits, mocha, spice, wild botanicals and bacon fat flavours lead to a lengthy espresso finish.
Pair: Roasted red meats, game birds, aged goat cheese and hearty pastas.