Domaine La Fourmone Vacqueyras Le Poéte (the poet), is a delightful blend of red fruits designed to accompany any meal, thanks to the lightness of Syrah, which gives the elegant tannins. A beautiful ruby red colour. On the nose there is a mish mash of ripe berries - redcurrants, blueberries, black cherries, and a lovely spicy oaky aroma. In the mouth, bursts of cherry, with notes of chocolate, spice, and pepper. The medium tannins give this wine a good structure. A really delightful wine, that can be enjoyed with beef or lamb. If you want to enjoy it in its youth, decant for an hour before drinking. Can be kept for arounded 5-7 years.
Grenache, mourvedre, syrah
The vines are planted on clay and limestone hills at 140 metres altitude, with sandy pebbles and draining rock of fossilised coral.This rosé wine has an almost perfect balance of mediterranean freshness, acidity and subtle fruit flavours. Close your eyes and you could be there.
62% Mourvèdre 38% Syrah
AOC St Chinian
When we sampled the wines from Domaine Des Lauribert, two stood out for us, their Tradition and this one. Both quite different, but both fantastic examples of a great Côtes du Rhône villages. It was named La Carelette in honour of the father Carelet, a winemaker with a strong personality who reigned over the hills, and whose enthusiasm and skills have been passed through the family over five generations. La Carelette Valeréas Côtes du Rhône Villages has an intense ruby red colour, with a fabulous bouquet of cooked red fruits - red cherry, plum. It is medium bodied, with a good balance of the juicy red fruit flavours, and subtle tannins. It has nice sweet notes in the finish. Works well with lamb. This is what we would call a very reliable Rhône, I like to call it a 'juicy delight'
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
AOC Cotes Du Rhone
15 year old vines Fermented in oak barrels An expressive nose of fresh black cherries and slightly cocoa. Very soft and fruity, with those cherries bursting through with a deliciously sweet sprinkling of vanilla, peppered with a tiny bit of clove and liquorice. Fresh, soft light tannins and full in the mouth. Coates the tongue beautifully and has a medium to long finish. Another superb quality wine from Rémy, and amazing value for such a jewel.
80% syrah, 10% malbec, 10%grenache
VDP monts de la grage
30 year old vines Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks An expressive wine with notes of liquorice, pepper, and jammy red berries. It is medium bodied, fresh, elegant and extremely well balanced. Another great example of fabulous quality wine at an equally fabulous price.
30% Syrah, 30% grenache, 20% mourvedre, 20% cinsault
AOC St Chinian