The Cotes du Rhone appellation is one of the world’s largest wine-producing regions. The variety of grapes is amazing. The standard can vary; some of the cheaper reds are better than the often overrated Chateauneuf du Papes (John Lewis foodhalls – I’ve not quite forgiven you for the awful Christmas day red – 2 bottles – I bought from you…) This is pretty good for the money and would go well with red meats, cheeses, Sunday lunch etc.
Tasting notes: oaked, slightly peppery – this is typical cotes du Rhone.
Region of Origin – Rhones Valley
Wine Colour – Red
Price – £7.50
Where do I get it from? – Sainsbury
Current Vintage – 2016
Type of Closure – Natural cork
Bottle size – 750ml
Grape – Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre & Cinsault
Country – France
Points – 88
Food Pairings: Red meats, stews.