2016 Burle Est-ce que?..., Domaine Burle, Vin de Pays Vaclause, France
Welcome to THE barbeque wine of 2017. This 'de-classified' Gigondas is a stunner. The blend includes Grenache, Syrah, Caladoc and Marselan. This is a big wine, full of big, dark fruit, liquorice, raspberries, black pepper and the sort of structure that begs for chargrilled lamb chops or a nice juicy beefburger. Using an unusual grape variety called Caladoc (a cross between Grenache and Malbec) the wine cannot be classified as Gigondas which it is in all but name.