La Renjardière Côtes du Rhône-Villages
When we asked a French winemaker mate of ours to recommend a fantastic value Rhône brand, this is what he came back with, and we have to say he was bang on. The estate is owned and run by the fifth generation of the Dupond family, who are in the process of gaining organic certification for the vineyards (their Côtes du Rhône- Villages already carries official organic status). They are classic southern Rhône wines with an abundance of fruit and spice – guaranteed crowd pleasers!
This organic Côtes du Rhône-Villages is a classic example of the region. The terroir of the vineyard is extremely similar to that of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the wine carries a similar depth and intensity, with layers of plush dark fruit, spice and notes of meaty leather, exotic spice and liquorice. Tannins are beautifully integrated and add to the richness and structure on the palate.
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