An exploration of wine

511. Domaine de Pisan, Rasteau Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2006

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Book 3 Wine 511

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Dad and I dropped in here after Ventoux (it’s very close) and tasted the range at the cave co-operative, which is a class operation. This was the pick of the dry wines, being from a specific domaine within the coop. I bought 3, and decided to serve 2 bottles at the Cousins’ Shindig. All 3 went. Rapidly. A great example of the dry red Rasteau, which clearly shows why this has its own CdRV-Rasteau AOC. Dark, rich fruit, with just enough backbone of tannin for it to have a savoury edge and last for a couple of years (in theory!). Dad has a few bottles, so I’ll have to reevaluate at a later point.

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