2018 La Cuvee des Copains CDR
Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues is a co-operative of 10 local grape growers in Southern Rhône, founded in 1965, who produce excellent cuvees from their small vineyard holdings. They're one of the only co-ops in the world dedicated to natural winemaking. Crafted from 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, the co-op's 2019 CRD red is as playful as a puppy, stretching across the palate with fleshy red and black fruits – cherry, dark plum, cranberry, raspberry. A delightful bitter edge and circumference of acidity are softened by warming notes of vanilla and spice. Certainly a wine to be enjoyed with friends. Bloomin' good value.