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Les Vignerons D’Estézargues Domaine de Périlliѐre 2010

It was one of those crazy evenings where I had just come home from running numerous errands in the pouring rain and was greeted by irritating bills in the mail, cat vomit on my carpet and just an overall frazzled disposition. As I began to prepare dinner of roasted brussels sprouts with pecorino and faux chicken parmesan, I fancied a simple, fruity glass in order to revitalise. I perused through my rack and emerged with the cheerful looking Les Vignerons D’Estézargues Domaine de Périlliѐre Costiѐres de Nîmes 2010. Les Vignerons D’Estézargues is a co-operative cellar of 10 different growers in the small town of Estézargues, just west of Avignon. They became a pioneer for quality and individuality in their wines when in 1995 they began to vinify their wines separately and to make single cuvées from their best plots. They are now one of the most modern and progressive co-ops in the Southern Rhône, with a focus on sustainable agriculture, low yields and small batch vinification. They do not add external yeast, sugar or any enzymes in their production process, nor do they refine or filter their wines. The result is a pure impression of Rhône character in every bottle.

Deep red-violet in colour, aromas of ripe raspberries and rich chocolate swirled about in the glass. Soft, round fruit flavours of blueberry and raspberry abounded in the medium to nearly full body. Spicy white peppercorns and clean, fresh anise notes lingered in the respectable finish. Velvety and easy drinking, this is a fantastic every day glass.

Red Rhône blend of Syrah and Grenache

Costiѐres de Nîmes
Mis en Bouteille a la Propriete S.C.A. Les Vignerons D’Estézargues
14% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2014

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