2017 Côtes-du-Rhône, Vieilles Vignes, Famille Gras, France
£14.95 £13.42 per bottle
Using 50-year-old (plus) vines and no trace of oak whatsoever, this wine is a direct expression of the exquisite Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault grapes found at this highly respected property. My short tasting note read ‘Autumn in a glass’ and, expanding on this, heady perfume and evocative flavour, there is silkiness here which is mesmerising, too. Famille Gras, making wine since at least the 1870’s, will tell you this wine is all about the fruit – and I have not tasted fruit as focussed or as pure this year.
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