I have never heard of this winery and the label isn’t your normal French style as it has a huge pig on the front in bright pink. The wine is good quality and very well priced. The winery is a local cooperative that produces a lot of wines for negociants but this winery has decided to keep the better wines separate and handle them with care into the bottle without much interference.
Les vignerons d'estezargues cuvée des copains Cote du Rhone 2011
This light bodied 100% Grenache based wine shows lovely regional and varietal flavour in an earthy sort of manner. The flow of the wine is the thing that stands out as each flavour doesn’t seemed forced or contrived, rather it feel natural and easy. What the wine really needs is a bit of a beating as it opens up massively over the course of the night to finally produce lovely red berry notes mixed with musk sticks, river pebbles and dried earth. The mid-palate is pulsing with acidity and a joyous flavour which makes me think you can just crack into them now. At this price who really cares how long you keep them.
Importer: Eurocentric Wine