A warming Northern Rhône Syrah. It has a bright, black fruit bouquet and a complex and concentrated palate of plums and damson with hints of herbs and a smooth, supple finish.
The 'Sainte-Agathe' Côtes du Rhône from Domaine Georges Vernay hails from a parcel of vines that border Côte Rôtie - a rare example of a Côtes du Rhône wine produced in the North of the region (95% of Côtes du Rhône is produced on the plains of the South), and should age well for up to a decade. It is excellent with roast veal or hard cheeses.
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