2017 Chasseur de Cailloux Appellation Côtes du Rhône Contrôlée

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 Pairings

Cider Braised Pork Chops with apples

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

peach

Honey

Ginger

Jasmine

Region

Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône Valley, France

Pairings

Pork Chops

Roasted Chicken

Did You Know?

Icewine is made by waiting long enough into winter for the grapes to freeze on the vine. This concentrates the grapes' sugars, and allows the excess water to be removed as ice.