As close as you could hope to come to an authentic Châteauneuf style without paying the premium. Finest Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre from neighbouring vineyards blended to give herb scented, velvety ripe black fruit, liquorice and spice. Moreish.
A regular Gold medal winner, this gorgeous, velvety Rhône red offers tremendous value. It’s from the only co-operative cellar in Châteauneuf du Pape, owned and run by local growers. The reason it’s not labelled Châteauneuf (and is not twice the price!) is that the grapes are from vineyards next door to the famed appellation. What they do share is the same rock strewn soil that promotes superb richness and ripeness – and vines that are similarly aged and gnarled, which results in tiny quantities of concentrated fruit. Skilfully put together by Thierry Ferlay, this exceptional cuvée is a Top 10 choice for our customers year after year. Spot on with rack of lamb, a robust cassoulet or on its own, and here in a very handy half bottle size.
"Loved this wine, rich, full bodied, definitely on our favourite list"
Online Review For the 2019 vintage