‘Perfect’ syrah in the north; bright, fragrant reds from the south
‘Sucrosité’ is the French word that describes in a nutshell the brilliant 2017 Rhône vintage. It relates not to actual sweetness but rather a sensation of sweetness that comes from very ripe fruit and it came up time and again when tasting these gorgeous wines.
You will see that word used a lot in our en primeur offer (currently available online until 19th February) featuring the cream of this seductive harvest to enjoy over many years. Here, though, you’ll find my pick of the bunch that are at their best in the full flush of youth and just perfect now: Côtes-du-Rhônes from some of our best growers, a sprinkling of grander reds that are already irresistible and a selection of favourite whites, which were yet another success story in 2017.
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