Ben says

★ Good Wine “Very interesting nose, almost fennel-like with some lovely depth. On the palate it’s creamy with pink grapefruit, smoked apple and apricot. Long, slightly savoury finish.”

BFW 1 Star


Roussanne and Marsanne blend with 13.5% abv. Sourced from 100 year old vines.

Grown in: Northern Rhone, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Spinach and feta filo pastry pie, like Spanakopita, would work very well – if you can manage not to pick a Greek wine for it. The wine would also work well with a dish that carries some natural sweetness, like poached salmon, or it can take a bit of heartiness alongside something like pasta bake.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.

£39.95 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Michel Tardieu is the winemaker at Tardieu-Laurent. He established the winery in Lourmarin, in his native Provence, and – as a micro-negociant – selects the best parcels of the Rhone Valley to create wines with elegance and gentle ageing. He has a preference for parcels of particularly old vines, favouring their concentration of character.