Hervé Souhaut La Souteronne 2017
60 to 80 years old Gamay vines, vin de pay as it's not an official grape of the Rhône.
Nearly purple in the glass with a garnet rim. The nose is an enticing array of strawberry, black cherry, plum, fig paste, smoky herbs and pounded stones. Buoyant black fruit dominates the palate and is followed by pretty red berry tones, and minerality. The granite soil evokes something very familiar and Beaujolais-like, while cloaked under the influence of the Northern Rhône, suggesting the more dark and bacon-y tendencies of Syrah from this area.