Corbett's Staff Pick - Piaugier Cotes du Rhone RougeRegular price $17.00
Piaugier 'La Grange Piaugier' Rouge 2020
Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France
Grape(s): Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Drinks best: Now
Have you heard? It’s the holiday season again. I like to have a couple of workhorse wines in the arsenal this time of year and this Cotes du Rhone from Domaine Piaugier is my top pick for a delicious, versatile red. Bright red berry fruit, great acidity, a touch of spice, and just enough herbal notes to let you know this is the Rhone deliver a wine that is delicious on its own and one that pairs well with most anything you might want to eat this festive season. Buy a case and dress the bottles up with a bow and a little greenery because you know you forgot someone on your list!
What do I like to drink?
Madeira would be my desert island wine and although it was an everyday favorite in the colonial era, that may be a bit impractical today. If you’ve never tried Madeira, come talk to me!
I’m a bit of a collector at heart and I’ll try (and likely buy) lots of styles of wine.
I love Chenin Blanc for its stylistic versatility - what’s not to like about a grape that can be made crisp and dry, rich and oxidative with great aging potential, sparkling, or fully sweet. I like my red wines light, high-acid, and low alcohol with a nice chill. Gamay is a go-to red whether I want something simple for the porch, or something a bit more serious for a special dinner. I’m also a huge fan of aromatized wines and think everyone should drink more vermouth.