Les Grands Bois Red Trio
Three superb winter red wines from a Rhone producer who is not just a favourite of ours but also of famed Robert Parked (Wine Advocate) and Jancis Robinson. The road to Les Grands Bois was literally pointed out to us by the bistro owner in the village of Cairanne when we ate and drank there some years ago. Try all three and enjoy the youthful Trois Soeurs through to the complex and ageworthy Rasteau Cuvée Marc (named after the owner, he is rightly proud to put his name to it). Let us know what you think.
This mixed case includes four bottles each of;
Côtes-du-Rhône Cuvée Trois Soeurs, Domaine Les Grands Bois 2020
A delicious predominantly grenache and syrah wine from 50 year old vines, from the charmingly named village Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes at the foot of Mount Ventoux.
Rasteau Cuvée Marc, Domaine Les Grands Bois 2019
Rasteau, with Cairanne, is very much the best of the 21 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, and Rasteau has long been a favourite of mine. Richer still, this wine is grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, and will age beautifully.
Cairanne Cuvée Maximilien, Domaine Les Grands Bois 2020
Steady colour with tints of purple, an intense nose with ripe red fruit notes including raspberries, wild strawberries and a hint of pepper.