Headline: Spicy, smooth, full bodied
Producer: Domaine Charvin
Region: Rhone, France
Designation / Cuvee: Cotes-du-Rhone
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan
Cellar: Native yeast fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, low added sulphur
About: The family estate was created back in 1851, but it wasn't until Laurent Charvin joined his father Gérard in 1990 that the estate bottled off their own wines. Such was the critical approval that very rapidly followed, they were soon bottling all their wines themselves and selling none to the négoce. This Cotes-du-Rhone is quite a serious wine for the price tag with spicy fruit and good structure.