Staff Pick

40ème Rugissants, Estezargues - 2015

Item # 17049 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

An unoaked red wine made with the use of carbonic maceration - a fermentation method which allows for an especially fruit-focused wine yet entirely dry. Add to this, lively red fruit character and delicate spices and you have a wine that is very accessible. The character reflects the outcome of this fantastic vintage.

Staff Pick Notes

This wine is not your average Grenache. It is produced by Les Vignerons d’Esezargues, a cooperative that is known for producing 10 single cuvées in addition to their blends like this one, using a natural approach. It is also produced using carbonic maceration, a process generally associated with Beaujolais. This produces a wine that is bright and fruity while also being chocolatey and spicy. It’s approachable, easy-drinking Grenache at its best. A great match for your weekday dinner!


Pairing Advice

A member of our buying staff said, "One night a few weeks ago I made French lentils with lots of fennel, chunks of chicken sausage, and potatoes. I paired Rugissants with my meal and the results were fantastic. There was an earthy, vegetal, fennel-y quality to the wine that went perfectly with my simple dish."

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