Le Pigeoulet, Vaucluse, F & D Brunier 2016
Made from grapes grown just outside the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, this wine is mellow and warm just like a miniature Châteauneuf. Another excellent wine from the Brunier stable.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Grapes||80% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault, 5% Syrah|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
You have to suspend belief when you taste this wine. Served blind this 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Carignan blend tastes like a heroic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Ignore the price for a moment and just take this statement at face value. Go back the glass and have another sip. You will have to stop scratching your head now because I can explain why this red is such an anomaly. It is made by Brunier, who owns the elite Châteauneuf estate, Vieux Télégraphe and it uses the same blend of grapes and decades of experience. Now fetch the cheese board – I am famished!