Domaine Rouge Garance, Rouge Garance 2006, Côtes du Rhône Villages, France

Claudie and Bertrand Cortellini farm their 30 hectares (75 acres) of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault exclusively organically in the famous limestone soils of St Hilaire d’Ozilhan and Castillon du Gard. While the terroir facilitates these stricter farming methods, it is certainly more labor intensive. To achieve the succulent approachability, freshness and fine tannins they seek for their wine, they de-stem 100% of the crop, age in traditional cement tanks, and bottle their wines unfined and lightly filtered. 2006 vintage – 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre.