REGION: Rhone Valley, France
VARIETIES: Syrah-dominant blend
Very occasionally, we think it's worth looking beyond our usual philosophy of working directly with those who both grow the grapes and make the wine. Our experience is that the best people to make the wines are those who have lovingly tended to the vines. In this case, though, the experience of the merchants and the oenologist they teamed up with shines through. They chose great grapes, and did just enough to them to produce this incredible-value beauty.