The windswept Côtes du Rhône is a treasure trove of lively, fruity and spicy reds, as inviting in their flavour profile as in their price tag. This one fits the bill perfectly, with a ruby red colour and an attractively jammy nose of red fruits with a hint of spice. In the mouth, it’s fruity and fleshy with beautiful tannins.
WHAT IT GOES WITH
Put that fruity spiciness to work with a bowl of hearty curry!
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The southern Rhône Valley boasts a vast diversity of growing conditions, soil types and all the little variables that go into the French notion of “terroir”. Château de Beaucastel is perhaps the most celebrated winery in this part of the valley, located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its owners are the Perrin family, and they appreciate that most people don’t drink Châteauneuf every day. Quite the opposite, the family prides itself on expressing the true character of each terroir, regardless of its level of fame. The family produces wine using organic and biodynamic methods, and have truly mastered the art of blending Rhône grape varieties to bring out the freshness and distinct identity that is greater than the sum of its parts.