Old Carignan and Grenache vines go into this wine, produced from a vineyard just south of Avignon in the Rhône Valley. No wood was used in aging this wine, which allows the full herbal character of the fruit to shine through. It is sweet and intense, with ripe acidity and soft, velvety tannins. Drink with cheeses or rich meat dishes.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.