When it comes to value-driven French reds, the name virtually everyone knows is Côtes du Rhône. The region’s wines are often full bodied and red fruited, with an unmistakably spicy, herbal spine. Les Vignerons Ardéchois is a visionary cooperative of like- minded growers committed to producing typical Rhône wines that are farmed and made responsibly. Their 2017 rouge is a stunner.
The key to the greatness of good Côtes du Rhônes lies in the interplay between Grenache and Syrah. Try it with Porter Braised Brisket.