2012 Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Rouge France
Brunel gives yet another super friendly wine with great value. Nice soft texture but again enough teeth to make things interesting. Bold and brambly in the flavor house. Great party wine.
from the importer:
The Grenache vines are head pruned, while Syrah is grown on wires. The yield is 30-35 hectoliters per hectare. The blend is 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% old-vine Cinsault. All fruits are handpicked and a 20 to 30 day maceration period follows. Pigeage takes place every day during fermentation, which is temperature-controlled at 82°F. The fermentation occurs in tanks, and the bottling is done with no fining and very light filtration. Wine Notes: Small red berry fruits, blackcurrant and cherries. Slight touch of spices.