We have expounded at length on what a clumsy handle Grignan-Les-Adhémar (G-L-A) is for the wine formerly known as Tricastin. Understandably, vignerons in the vicinity didn't like the association with the local nuclear power plant with the same title so elected to re-brand themselves back in 2010. Incidentally, it is also home to an infamous crocodile farm which should surely inspire a 'B' movie script. Never mind, the wines are as good as ever and, perhaps aided by their awkward appellation, remain great value to boot. This large, reclaimed vine-area on the north-eastern fringe of the Southern Rhône below Montélimar is principally planted with Grenache Noir, along with lesser volumes of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Although some creditable white and rosé wines are also produced, the main focus here is on earthy, sun-kissed reds that drink well on their youthful fruit and make a great foil for simple, rustic dishes. The UVICA co-operative in Ruoms make a great Grignan-les-Adhémar wine, entitled 'Le Grand Deves' - it is full-bodied, fruity with earthy undertones, and just the ticket with a cassoulet or pot au feu.