Terre De Galets Côtes Du Rhône
Top 5% wine in the UK
Blend: 35% Carignan + 32% Grenache + 16% Cinsault + 14% Syrah + 3% Mourvedre
From: France, Côtes Du Rhône AOC
By: Domaine Richaud
Marcel Richaud has a reputation for producing some of the finest wine in the Southern Rhône – although he thinks Southern wines are somewhat over extracted, and considers his wine similar in style to those from Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. Terre De Galets Côtes Du Rhône is a well received sample of Marcel’s efforts to be a-bit-Burgundian.
Galets, if you’re interested, are large stones found in the Rhône valley, used to store heat and provide drainage. This wine, from the Land of the Big Stones, is a seductive blend of Carignan, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes, grown on Marcel’s organic vineyard near the ancient fortified village of Carianne. This is a medium bodied red from grapes which have been meticulously hand picked. Terre De Galets Côtes Du Rhône is best enjoyed soon after purchase.
Vivino users rate it a top wine with a stunning 3.9!