Coteaux de l'Ardèche, Rhône Valley, France
Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre
Frédéric Dorthe is an honest winemaker making honest wine from the right bank of the Rhône River in the picturesque town of Saint-Marcel d'Ardèche. Frédéric's grapes are fermented and aged in cement with no additions except a small amount of SO2 at bottling. An earthier expression of Côtes du Rhône, you will find scents of cocoa, cherry and nutmeg along with tastes of black currant, strawberry and black pepper. Drinks easily enough on its own but will also stand up nicely to a blue cheese burger, an Italian sausage pizza or portobello mushroom fajitas.