Domaine Courtois 2012 "La Grange" Vinsobres

Domaine Courtois 2012 “La Grange” Vinsobres

This is a fresh and zesty style of red with lavender and fresh cranberry on the nose.  Stone and crushed wild flowers  are playfully entwined on the palate.  The blend here is about equal shares of Syrah to Grenache.

The Rhone has been the spot for value French wines for generations, and this is the type of bottle to encourage the next generation to pick up a bottle or two.

Domaine Courtois is owned by the Jaume family, who own a number of great wineries in the Southern Rhone, including in Chateauneuf du Pape. This property is in Vinsobres which is north of Seguret and Gigondas. It is rather cool and high in the hills for a Cote du Rhone.