Domaine Saint-Anne, Côtes du Rhone Villages, Southern Rhône, France 2017
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
CURRANT & PLUM, WHITE PEPPER, RED RASPBERRY PRESERVES
A fabulous yet lesser-known corner of the Côtes-du-Rhone Villages, Saint-Gervais lies northwest of Tavel and Lirac at roughly the same latitude as Gigondas. Guy Steinmaier set up shop here around 1960, and this offering showcases a more traditional, Grenache-heavy Rhône blend in contrast to his more usual, iconoclastic style. Concentrated red fruit, spice, mineral, and elegant earthy notes are found in this lively treat.
Serving Suggestion: Moroccan lamb tagine w/ prunes & cinnamon. Black bean curry w/ diced bell peppers, tomato purée, coconut, ginger, coriander, & cumin.