Gorgeous, 100 per Syrah and full of black fruit with a peppery scent.
Victoria Moore - The Daily Telegraph
Joséphine et Frédéric Arnaud Côtes du Rhône 2019
AOC Côtes du Rhône
Fruity and Spicy
Suitable for Vegans
We’ve been on the hunt for a Syrah based Côtes-du-Rhône for a while, and the team were united in selecting this stunning example. Made by winemakers Joséphine and Frédéric Arnaud, whose vineyards are surrounded by beautiful woodland renowned for its truffles. This is an elegant, fruit focused yet full-bodied red.
This would be especially enjoyable with chargrilled or roasted meats, yet equally good with cheese and cornichons.
/ 75cl bottle
The AOC Côtes du Rhône covers a broad and beautiful area along the Rhone river, (one the wine world’s most important rivers). Eternally popular with wine drinkers and a classic on the menu in French bistros. Grapes have been grown here for more than 2,000 years and there is an enormous variety of wine styles and grape varieties across the region. The area is rich in forests and craggy landscapes and has some stunning towns to visit, such as Orange.
The majority of wines are reds that are fruity, with robust flavours and a touch of spice. Frequently they are blends including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. Yet ours at BIB is pure Syrah and is rich in dark fruit and cocoa notes. Less well known and made in much smaller volumes are the tasty white wine blends and rosé.
Next time you’re drinking a glass of Côtes du Rhône perhaps try it with the local creamy Saint - Félicien and tangy Picodon cheese of the region.