Recently Iâ€™ve been recommending lots of Cotes du Rhone in the very rich style but hereâ€™s my favourite.
A more everyday, traditional character. Very bistro-ish â€“ no high alcohol, no heaviness. Just lots of vitality and refreshment to stimulate the palate and put you in the mood for a two hour supper. With a second bottle of course. Did I mention delicious spicy/peppery flavours and charm!
Read about the soulful winemaker here. http://louisdressner.com/Texier/
ERIC TEXIER 07 COTES DU RHONE-VILLAGES, France 226845 $13.95 (LCBO Vintages July 23/2011)