Grenache Noir/Syrah * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Côtes du Rhône, France
The common practice in the Rhône is to bottle the best cuvées as a single named Village wine and the rest as basic Rhônes Villages - Boutinot’s philosophy, however, is to start by making the best Villages wine as they possibly can. Here, brambly fruit is underpinned by crunchy red cherry and the subtle oak nuance of warm star anise and a touch of cinnamon. Remarkably soft and supple for the price. A solid partner to hearty stews or grilled chops.