2016 Chasseur de Cailloux Côtes du Rhône Rouge

Chasseur de Cailloux, or pebble hunter, was the name that came to mind when we discovered this vivid, juicy Rhône blend of 70% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 15% Carignan. The vineyards of the Southern Rhône Valley are covered with thousands of round pebbles that capture the warm sunshine of the day and radiate that warmth during the night, resulting in perfectly ripened grapes and wines with freshness and focus. Exhibiting flavors of red plum and blueberry, this delightful and food-friendly wine should be matched with spice-rubbed pork chops.

Recipe Pairings

Grill-Smoked Pork Shoulder with Spice Rub

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

blueberry

Damson Plum

plum

red fruit

Region

Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône Valley, France

Pairings

Cured Meats

Lamb Dishes

Duck

Did You Know?

Chateau Petrus, the most expensive Bordeaux wine (often as much as $10,000 per bottle on wine lists), is the most commonly forged bottle in the world. More 1982 Petrus has been sold in Las Vegas than the winery is known to have produced.