French wine that’s très down to earth….

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

If you find wines from France a bit of a mind field then this Syrah-Viognier from micro-négociant Nicolas Perrin is a great introduction to where contemporary French winemakers are heading. Très down-to-earth in it’s approachability this is a traditional blend from the Rhône Valley made in a full and fruity New World style. Predominately Syrah (aka Shiraz) it’s ripe with purple fruit characters, violets and black cherry. A splash of Viognier is mixed in the blend (typical of Rhône reds) which adds a fresh and floral touch to a wine I could happily drink day in, day out.

Eton Vintners, Windsor ( RRP £10.95

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2 Responses to “French wine that’s très down to earth….”

  1. Andrew says:

    Nice to discover something approachable and classy at the same time; not too hefty a price either.

  2. Steven says:

    Gives something different; notes with purple fruit, violets also black cherry. Looks very classy the bottle, hope the taste too..