Just five miles from Châteauneuf, the Aubert family’s vineyards enjoy many of the same ideal vineyard conditions, including the presence of heat-trapping, flavor-boosting galet stones. This cuvée is named for another Rhône hallmark, the Mistral wind, which funnels up from the sea and whistles through the valley, kissing the grapes with coolness and leading to more intense aromas and flavors.
Many Rhône locals are big into hunting (boars are actually a serious vineyard pest, so it’s for the good of the grapes!). Yves’ favorite pairing for this special cuvée is venison. Go traditional with a dish like Civet de Cerf (venison braised in red wine), or try something daring, like a venison carpaccio. Alternatively, sip this with your favorite lamb, beef or pork dish.