75cl * Biodynamic * 14% ABV * Côtes du Rhône, France
Whilst Chapoutier owns a large number of prestige sites, it is best known as a négociant, buying and blending fruit from all over the Rhône. A soft and seductive red, this shows a dollop of plum and cherry jam, a sprinkle of wild herbs and a good kick of peppery spice. It's one of those wines that makes you drool for a good, rare steak to go with it, and there's a hint of that sweet ferrousity on the nose that gets the taste buds going.
The producer has admirably included Braille on all its labels since 1996 to make it easier for the blind to navigate the shelves of a wine shop.