Traditionally French wine labels don’t give much away. Unlike wines fro, Australia and NZ, it’s not usual to mention the grape variety on the front. This ‘La Ruchette Dorée’ 2015 is from a traditional winery in the Southern Rhone Valley.
Being from the Rhone you’d expect this one to be made of Grenache or be a Grenache blend. In ‘Rhone style’ wines there’s a certain amount of grapes permitted to be added to a blend in each of the subregions (or appellations as they call them) has different requirements however the main grapes grown are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
I received this sample bottle from Good Pair Days (thank you!) and it was a great midweek quaffer. The pretty label shows the wonderful plants which are grown around the vineyard. The Grenache grapes are grown amongst olive groves and lavender and rosemary fields.
In the glass we found it a juicy red plum colour. It has a lovely floral perfume to it which is intertwined with notes of red cherries, plums and currants and there’s some nice spiced up oak in there. Those juicy fruit flavours flow through to the palate. With its mild tannins and medium body, it hits the spot after a long day. That’s for sure!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!