Uvica Ardechois Cotes du Rhone 2019
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
From a hidden corner of the Rhône Valley, this is from 30+ year old vines, grown on terraced hills west of Montélimar, on stony and sedimentary soils. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented in cement tanks before being aged in stainless steel. At bottling, the wine is unfiltered, lightly fined and lightly sulfured before bottling. It
offers bright soft and juicy red and blue fruit with mineral notes and balancing acidity. Eminently chuggable.
The farmers practice polyculture to maintain environmental balance, so grapes aren't their only crops: they also tend olive trees to make olive oil, fruit trees and various grain fields.