★ Good Wine “Wave off the initial nose that has a little wisp of nail varnish and you’ll unlock a perfumed and peppery aroma with notes of black Earl Grey tea, blueberry and tangy plums. On the palate the wine is full but rustic with a deep central note that reminds you of juniper. It is fresh with elevated acidity and a savoury tones but well put together. You’ll like this if you want lighter alcohol and a greener take on Syrah.“
Varietal Syrah with 13.0% abv. Unoaked and bottled with no residual sugar.
Grown in: Near Chavanay, Rhone Valley, FRANCE.
Peppery and light, this wine is going to match well to poultry or richer dishes with pigeon or guinea fowl. It will also work quite nicely with pasta dishes that use a fresh mix of cherry tomatoes and garlic.
Disclosure & Price
Tasted during a MW study group. Find in the UK for circa £19.50 at Amathus.
Reviewed and tasted: 05/02/2024
About the Producer
Domaine Roland Grangier was only established in 2002 but today it cultivates wines from around the village of Chavanay, including the Vin de Pays Syrah Collines and the AOCs Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Cote Rotie. The 8 hectare estate is largely planted on granite soils and green harvesting is practiced to control the yields. A new winery with state of the art equipment was built in 2012.