Côtes-du-Rhône Cuvée Trois Soeurs, Domaine Les Grands Bois 2019
Named after Mireille and Marc Besnardeau’s three daughters – is 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.
What do the critics say?
"Consistently one of my favourite estates in the southern Rhône, the wines of Les Grands Bois consistently over-perform their appellation and their modest prices."
"The estates entry level Côtes du Rhône, and ridiculously well-priced. Named in honour of owner Marc and Mireille Besnardeau's three daughters, its lusciously ripe and concentrated with rich dark fruit, spice and herbs and blessed with a long, fresh finish."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
Rhone red with character. Rich and rounded. Recommended
What wine should be like. Beautiful.
I was rather disappointed with my first bottle so I sought advice from FVD. I will follow their guidance either to leave the wine to mature and "open" a little longer, to let it breathe a while after opening (always good advice) or to decant it.
Superb. A real Rhone red.
Classic and delicious Cote du Rhne. Unbeatable everyday drinking - highly recommended