Domaine de L'Espigouette Côtes du Rhône 'Vielles Vignes' 2021

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Domaine de L'Espigouette Côtes du Rhône 'Vielles Vignes' 2021

I am often asked whether I would add a Côtes du Rhône to the list and my response has been - that is alot of tasting to find a decent one, and why not buy some Rasteau? 

Well I succumbed, and am now offering this beauty as a typical Whitfield Wines house wine.  Across many restaurants in London, including the Delaunay, Brasserie Zedel and the Wolseley, I am clearly not alone in appreciating this little belter. 

Domaine de l’Espigouette is an impeccable source of delicious wines which offer very good value and this is no exception. 

A classic Côtes du Rhône, some of the vines used for this Vieilles Vignes Cuvée are over 80 years of age. Predominantly Grenache (70%), and the rest being made from Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan, the wine is aged for 12 months in concrete vats to produce a delicious, full-flavoured, old-fashioned, rich and spicy wine.  You could describe it as pretty and sweet, totally unaggressive, yet with tannins for structure. A brilliant red for the spring & summer months, lunch or evening, salads or lamb.