2019 Françoise Roumieux Côtes du Rhône, Rhone Valley, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE:
When you open a bottle of F/R Côtes du Rhône, what stands out for this classic category is the depth of savory complexity and dark powerful fruit. From the usual suspects, Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, the compelling aromatics and flavors immediately grab your attention and signal, this is a special wine. Françoise buys a small amount of fruit from friends who have the same vision for sustainable/organic farming that she does.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Female winemaker Françoise Roumieux is the 5th generation at the prestigious Mayard family estate, boasting some very old vines in Châteuneuf-du-pape. This negociant project, under her own name, was started in 2016, utilizing grapes from friends and neighbors who share her passion for respectful environmental farming practices. With native yeast fermentation and longer than average aging, it is a hidden gem to be sure.