DELAS FRERES Saint-Esprit Côtes-du-Rhône 2021
The Delas Saint-Esprit Côtes-du-Rhône comes from vineyards whipped by the harsh Mistral wind. This keeps the vines healthy and hardy, and also slows the ripening process, allowing great complexity to build in the grapes. The result is a wine that punches well above its price point. Crafted using Syrah and just a splash of Grenache, this full-bodied, rounded and crowd-pleasing red delivers plum, cherry, blackberry, roasted herbs, liquorice, charcoal, rose tea and violet notes. In terms of food pairing, it will go with grills, roasts and barbeques, but our favourite way to enjoy it is with Provençal cuisine such as ratatouille, tapenade and gardiane d’agneau.
Established by Charles Audibert and Philippe Delas in 1835, Delas Frères remained a family business for over 140 years and is revered for the elegance of its wines. Already incredibly well respected, this Rhône powerhouse based in Tournon has now passed into the ownership of the Rouzauds – one of the wine world’s most powerful and discerning families who also look after Champagne Louis Roederer, Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Domaines Ott, Ramos Pinto and Champagne Deutz. So you are in very safe hands, especially considering that head winemaker Jacques Grange worked for Michel Chapoutier and Jean-Luc Colombo before joining Delas Frères. Under his watchful eye the quality has gone through the roof and the wines have gained an almost Burgundy-esque finesse.
SKU No.: 4113422
Style No.: 949711
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%