When it comes to value-driven French reds, the name virtually everyone knows is Côtes du Rhône. This Provençal region, not far from the Mediterranean, produces some of the largest quantities of red wine in all of France. As is often the case with large-production regions, knowing your producer is the key to selecting a knock-your-socks off good value bottle rather than an inexpensive disappointment. 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.