Armand Dartois Cotes du Ventoux Rhone: Wine Man Pick

Armand Dartois Cotes du Ventoux Rhone

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Price: ¥78

Cotes Du Rhone reds are a beguiling mixture of styles and prices, in some ways more dizzying than their cousins in Burgundy, which at least all share a single red grape variety.  Its lightness makes it easy drinking. Notice how it develops more complexity as you quaff your way through the bottle. This unpretentious interpretation of the Grenache grape has a relatively light body with an earthy, spicy character that is typical of the French approach to Grenache within the Ventoux appellation and is naturally low in acid.

Some people even chill these wines on a hot day and match it with a BBQ burger. It’s a simple fun wine with an honest rustic character. For one couple, who live on my compound, this represents their go to wines; they buy a case of this wine each month.

Food Matching: Pair this wine with any hearty dish, pizza, chilli; and you can’t go wrong.

The price can fluctuate a bit with this one between 65 and 80, so pick your time, if it’s one of your favourites. When it’s in a mixed case on offer, it is, of course, discounted anyway…

TWM

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