2019 Santini Vin de France Rouge Grenache Noir

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Grenache from Provence, made in Burgundy, seriously fine and structured.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Chris Santini sources fruit from all over Burgundy that are made into minimalist wines at his 100 year-old cellar in Auxey-Duresses, but nothing comes further than the Provencal Grenache in this wonderful French red.

It's red/ purple, succulent, full of ripe rich red fruit and brims with the herbal warmth of southern France. A red wine equivalent of feeling the sun on your back on a cool day.

Unconventionally tangy and softly bitter, this is fascinating, boundary-breaking stuff.

From near Carignon, just above the northern tip of Provence, made using a technique called ‘flottaison’. A silly descriptor but if I had to sum this wine up in one, it would be ‘lavender liqueur’. A wild, ripe, yet fresh array of berries. A blue and purple fruit lift. Overtly ripe, almost stewy strawberries and of course a lot of lavender! The palate is sumptuous, moreish, very open and pleasing. Ripe red plum, blackberry bramble.

Region: Provence, France
Blend: Grenache (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - From up in the north of Provence. Grenache, gently treated.

So floral, so spicy! Almost a vermouth like character here, or a tonic. It’s got amazing, beautiful scents and flavours and a strong ripple of fine, firm tannin too. Almost has the sense of alpine nebbiolo or similar, strewth! Succulent, silky, gliding, firm. An incredible wine. - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
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    Martin C.
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    11 months ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Aromatic plus spice

    Opens up after a while. A different take on Pinot. Very moorish

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    Robert C.
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    12 months ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    French Aussie Comparison

    Quite enjoyable but not in the same class as many Aussie wines made from the beautiful grenache found in South Australia & sold at the same price point.

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