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Syrah from the plateau above Chavanay, Ribaudy, from Sainte Agathe at Condrieu, and from Chézenas at St Pierre-de-Boeuf, destemmed, 3 week steel vat vinification, wild yeasts, pumping overs, 80% vat, 20% used 228-litre oak cask raised 7 months, unfined, filtered, 8-9,000 b


this is Vin de France because it didn’t pass to be sold as IGP Collines Rhodaniennes: bright dark red. There’s slight reduction on the nose, an aroma of blackberry coulis, fruit pastilles, a touch of herbaceous. The attack is direct, peppery [very local note there], swings along freely, is barbecue wine, a touch firm on the close, a bit disjointed, rather bumpy. 13.5°. 8,500 b. €11.50. 2022-23 Dec 2019


red robe that is a touch transparent. The nose is charming – there is an air of redcurrant jelly and spice and garrigue herbs, thyme, flashes of licorice. The palate debut is spiced, gives loose flow red berry fruit, nudges of tannin, with granular effects. The fruit is pretty fluid and pure, and this can be drunk solo – a bar and a zinc counter beckon. It has life, clarity and neat fruit. 12.5°. To 2017 May 2015