Côtes du Rhône, France is one of the planet’s oldest recognized wine growing regions. The Romans loved how the rocky soils structured the grapes and in 1729, a royal edict was enacted requiring each cask to be branded “C.D.R.” marking the best from the rest. Today’s feature not only continues this tradition of quality, but does so organically just as vintners did hundreds of years ago!
The Domaine Notre Dame des Pallieres Côtes du Rhône 2014 (say that five times fast!) opens with aromas of fresh cherries and strawberries. On the palate the red fruits carry over with hints of herbes de Provence and white pepper. This blend of Grenache (60%), Syrah (35%), and Cinsault (5%) finishes bright, clean and with balanced acidity making it the perfect accompaniment to any meal!