Vin de pays d’Ardèche
I am a bit of a sucker for Northern Rhône Syrah, even the cheap stuff. It has a light fresh savoury character that I really enjoy. Light fresh juicy peppery blackcurrant and damson fruits, with a mineral quality. You won’t mistake it for a Côte Rôtie, but this is a great easy-drinking wine that will please most Francophiles.
The Cave Saint-Désirat is a co-operative founded in 1960, based in St. Joseph, one of the appellations of the Northern Rhône. It is large, with control over 431 hectares of vines, and is responsible for 40% of all St. Joseph.
Available from O’Briens