Les Vignerons d'Estezargues 'Cuvée des Galets' 2022
Region: Southern Rhone, France
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan
Cellar: Fermented with native yeasts, unfined, unfiltered, very low sulphur
Les Vignerons d'Estezargues is a small, innovative co-operative in the small town of the same name just to the west of Avignon comprising ten growers all working organically. Their talented young winemaker, Denis Deschamps, is a champion of natural vinification - so no lab yeasts or additives except tiny doses of sulphur at bottling and no fining or filtration. Cuvée des Galets (named after the large, flat stones that proliferate in the vineyards of the Southern Rhone) is a great everyday red with lots of fruit and great drinkability.