Château de Montfaucon Les Gardettes

Domaine de Montfaucon is a famous and historic producer in the Rhone village of Lirac. They of course make some amazing bottles of Lirac, Chateauneuf du Pape, and others, but you are unlikely to find a more fresh, approachable bottling than the “Les Gardettes”. Technically a table wine, this red contains a mix of Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Syrah and is maybe “less serious” than there Cote-du-Rhone wine. However, it makes up for this with a fresh, aromatic brightness that pairs great with almost any food (even spicy!). You’ll also notice a peppery, gamey note on the nose which indicates the importance of syrah in the blend.

Quick Tasting Notes: Campfire and loads of leather. A little spicy funk with menthol. Very plum skin on the palate. More bramble than fruit, but a great little touch of black pepper and game.