Côtes du Rhône, Rhône Valley, France
75% Syrah & 25% Grenache
Did you know every 13 seconds a bottle of Rhône Valley wine is enjoyed somewhere in the world? We sure hope that you add this Côtes du Rhône by Franck Balthazar to your list. The Balthazar Domaine dates back to 1931 when it was founded by Franck’s grandfather, Casimir. After Franck left his engineering career in 2002, he decided to answer the siren song of this regions steep granite slopes and take up the classic farming and winemaking methods of his father René. This wine begins with a luscious nose of dried rose petals, mesquite and cassis. Flavors of black pepper, plum and pomegranate emerge on the tongue ending with a soft lingering finish. Pair this red Rhône with seared sirloin steak, stuffed mushrooms or meatloaf.
(Organic & Vegan)