Big on fruit, this syrah heavy Cotes du Rhone is a classic Grenache Syrah blend that leans in to the Syrah and shows plum juicy ripe fruit held by an easy going structure that makes it accesible but not silly. The label is pretty unique and was painted by an unknown Scandinavian artist. A good dinner party wine, now finally available in magnum, in very limited amounts.
Estézargues is a unique winemaking cooperative, located 20 minutes from Avignon in the south fo the Rhone Valley. First established in 1965, they shifted over to natural winemaking with the arrival of Jean-François Nicqin 1980, a talented winemaker influenced by the ideas of natural wine legends like Marcel Lapierre. This put them firmly on track towards respectful farming and using practically no additives in the cellar.
They use no commercial yeast, no enzymes, no gum arabic, no acidifiers, and just a tiny amount of SO2 at bottling if needed, to make sure the wines are safe to travel.
14% / 150cl