The red side of Rasteau – Helen Durand 2017

Not the dark, ripe and big red I expected from the appellation.

Somewhat unusual for a Rasteau. Pale color, red fruits instead of dark, highish acidity. The Southern Rhone warmth comes through, though. Perhaps a bigger portion of Cinsault in the blend? Quite savoury, a bit sharp even. Not a complex wine, but interesting. Give it some time to soften.

Rating: acceptable to good, 83 points for now.
Price: ?
Tasted: October, 2020.
Drinking window: 2021-2023.
Source: gift from a friend.

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