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?

Grapevines are typically productive for about 30 to 40 years. But Australia boasts some of the oldest productive vines on earth, some as old as 175 and still growing grapes for wine.