Nîmes is a beautiful city, complete with bespoke amphitheatre, and the surrounding coast is just a gorgeous, laid-back part of France near the Spanish border, where one needs a rosé like this in their glass every night. Lively and aromatic, its got jasmine, rose, pomegranate and a sumptuous, dry juiciness that is fresh, electric and moreish. Or as the winery puts it (via Google Translate): “This is the wine buddies, the one that pulled out for moments of joy simple and unpretentious.” Could’t agree more, and that’s better than my French anyway.
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Dauvergne & Ranvier
François Dauvergne and Jean-François Ranvier are two of France's hottest winemakers, having worked with some of the best producers, and they're revered by Rhône growers. Their reputation means they have access to some particularly special parcels of grapes, and their wines are shining examples of what can happen when you’ve got the right connections.
The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!
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