Chasseur de cailloux, or pebble hunter, was the name that came to mind when we discovered this rich, yet juicy Rhône blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne and 10% Clairette. 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 spiced flavors of peach and pear, this delightful and food-friendly wine should be matched with richer seafood, chicken or pork dishes.
Recipe PairingsCider Braised Pork Chops with apples
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône Valley, France
Fortified wines, such as Sherry and Port, are made by adding brandy – which is basically just wine that's been distilled, so it becomes a sort of grape vodka. Adding that back to a wine is what "fortifies" it.