Drawing on his family’s 460-plus years of winemaking know-how, Hugues Meffre hand selected only the ripest, old-vine grapes for his 2014. As you’d find in Châteauneuf, his vineyards are full of flavor-boosting galets , large, flat ‘pudding’ stones that act as natural radiators. They trap daytime heat and release it to the vines at night, helping to ripen grapes to perfection.
They love to hunt in the Rhône, where this mouthfilling red would be paired with wild game. Why not try a simple, delicious venison recipe? Sear well-salted tenderloins (medium rare is ideal) and serve them with a morel or porcini mushroom sauce. Throw a little Port in there for extra oomph. Vegetarian? Try it with rich lentil casseroles, or a hearty tomato and potato stew.