Vacqueyras Domaine de la Charbonniere
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah
Tasting this recently (30/1/21) I was reminded of the immensely rich, succulent fruit of the Grenache, typical of many of the 2017s. This is top-level Rhone, from a leading family-run producer with plots of vines spread across Chateauneuf and Vacqueyras. Thanks to its ripe fruit and sweet spice this would be excellent served with grilled meats, but would also work well with a wide variety of cheeses, even Gouda melted on the BBQ!