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 PairingsGrill-Smoked Pork Shoulder with Spice Rub
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône Valley, France
Napoleon III demanded a classification of Bordeuax's best wines, which was completed in 1855, and was based solely on market prices for the wines at the time. The rankings have remained unchanged except for Château Mouton, which more than a century later successfully lobbied to be promoted from Second Growth to First Growth.