Discovery Northern Rhône

Discovery Northern Rhone, a case made up of 2 whites and 1 red, to start with the red it is 100 % Syrah based wine from Nicolas Badel, who also produces a Saint-Joseph, it has a flattering floral nose of violets and black fruit and a smooth texture with rounded tannins and a pronounced taste of black currant, an amazing companion for a cheese and charcuterie board.
The 2 whites are both from Domaine Barou, the first is the what you would expect in this region, a Viognier with the usual suspects of this grape, peach, apricot and violets but still nicely mineral and fresh.
The second is a bit different, it’s a chardonnay called Rebel Rebel, but it got all the winemakers attention to make it into a big success, it is dense and rich in texture with hints of citrus, an easy drinking wine not too heavy

Price
£82.60 per case
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Producers

Nicolas Badel
France

In 1999 he acquired his vineyards in Saint-Joseph and Condrieu near the town of Limony and began by selling his wine to the local cooperative. It wasn’t until 2010 that he finally started bottling wine under his own name from his own 8 hectares, which says a lot about Nicolas. He is not one to

Domaine Barou
France

In 1997, after studying viticulture and oenology in Orange and Avignon, Emmanuel took over the family domaine and oriented the exploitation towards viticulture. This specialization resulted in the planting of new plots in AOC Saint-Joseph and Condrieu AOC, and the renovation of an old barn into a new chai. Today, the domaine consists of 7