40ème Rugissants, Estezargues
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40ème Rugissants, Estezargues - 2020

Item # 17049 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Production Methods




Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

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

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Staff Pick Notes


Chill, grill, chug, repeat! Here is a delightful chillable red that is perfect for picnics, grilling out, and BBQ. A fruity but dry wine that has the body to stand up to grilled meats, but the elegance to go down smooth with a bit of a chill. This unoaked, natural, unfiltered Côtes du Rhône-Villages could become your new summer red!


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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