About Cave de Rasteau: All our vintages contain grenache noir which makes structured aromatic wines with generosity and fullness. The grenache is blended with syrah and mourvèdre to give the wines balance and personality. Syrah provides lovely strong colours, aromas of red fruit, violet and pepper and adds delicacy and complexity. Mourvèdre, grown on the best-exposed land, has well-defined tannins which give red wine its staying power and helps to express the quality and intensity of the aromas as the wine ages.
"This fine cooperative offers a range of Rasteau wines. This one is full-bodied and muscular without being hard, showing enough structure to warrant cellaring at least through 2018 or so. Cracked pepper, leather, dark fruit and earth notes mark the nose, while the palate adds coffee and plum to the mix."