Producer: Les Vignerons d'Estezargues
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah
Nutshell: Full, Rich, Bold, Smooth
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan
About Les Vignerons d'Estezargues
This cooperative in the small town of Estézargues is a hop, skip and a jump from Avignon. Most growers within a cooperative pool their grapes to vinify together. This is very standard in France and it allows growers to share costs and make wines that can compete. Many great wines come from cooperatives so never think that a cooperative is naturally lower in quality than a single estate, like all things in life, it depends on the individual. Les Vignerons d'Estezargues do it differently however. The growers in this little group decided to vinify separately to make singe cuvees as to not dilute the individuality of their vineyards, they also decided that the cooperative would make natural wines. It really is a very special cooperative which has made more than a few waves in the world of wine.
The nose is black pepper and ripe cherry with dark plum and something a little more savoury to boot, smooth on the palate and very drinkable with well developed tannins. Great food wine and a hell of a price for this much Rhone.