Sunday, June 10, 2012
Domaine de Perilliere 2010 Costieres de Nimes
The Costieres de Nimes is the most southerly vineyard region in the Cotes du Rhone - and surrounds the beautiful former Roman city of Nimes. It's a region where eating and drinking well is de rigueur and local red blends of syrah, grenache, mourvedre, carignan and cinsault offer reliably good and savoury drinking. This is a terrific everyday drinking red from a good local co-op, the Vignerons d'Estezargues, made from just syrah and grenache. It's rustic and unfiltered but also modern and clean. It's a wine that tastes of the Camargue, the wild region where it was grown, but also has some sassy sophistication. $20. Imported by Marcus Gniel of Ce Soir Wine. www.cesoirwine.com.