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Anyday Rhône Case
From a stony plateau outside Nîmes, this is an exuberantly fruity grenache-syrah blend from the excellent Michel Chapoutier and very full-bodied in the hot 2019 vintage.
Full-bodied fruity Rhône from the village of Laudun. Syrah plays a significant part in the blend, hence the deep colour and dark spicy fruit, combining body, ripeness and freshness.
Three generations of the Jaume family farm some 200 acres of vineyard in the southern Rhône village of Vinsobres. The climate here is influenced by Alpine foothills so that cooling breezes play on the vines, preserving fresh fruit flavours in the wines. Easy-drinking, yet full-flavoured and food friendly.
This comes from near the beautiful southern French town of Uzès in the Cévennes. Made from 100% grenache, it is round, overwhelmingly fruity and not heavy, so best served on the cool side.
The 2019 edition of this syrah comes from the northern Rhône and from both banks of the river but with a sizeable proportion coming from Brézème, a micro-region a few miles to the south of Crozes-Hermitage. Huge colour in this very ripe vintage and gorgeous blueberry fruit.
The 2019 vintage of this delicious Rhône red is as full-bodied as its predecessor of 2018, lusciously fruity and ripe. What makes the difference is the feeling of fresh fruit on the palate, in part thanks to cool breezes coming off of the iconic Mont Ventoux.