★ Good Wine “Purple-ruby hue. Aromas of cooked plum, ripe blackberry and strawberries with black pepper. Very soft on the palate, right in the ideal drinking window. It’s certainly big but it’s tempered by a black pepper kick that imitates freshness. Does everything you’d want a wine to do for this price.“
Grenache and Syrah blend with 14.5% abv. Made by winemaker Geneviève Robert.
Grown in: Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, FRANCE.
Bottle suggests pairing with duck, but while this has some fruity sweetness, now it’s dominated by rich, opulent fruits and a kick of spice. For me that shuns the wine firmly into beef, glazed ribs, lamb hot pot, or pasta in a thick, shiny and rich tomato Ragu.
Disclosure & Price
Purchased for £10 at full price from Sainsbury’s.
Reviewed and tasted: 22 June 2022
About the Producer
Part of the Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference range. Sourced from Les Caves Amédée, a coop of nine members sourcing wines from Ventoux and Luberon, covering around 1,200 hectares.