2019 Domaine de Ferrand Mistral Côtes du Rhône
Domaine de Ferrand are one of the most underrated producers of the Rhone - a bastion of old school, traditional winemaking where Philippe Bravay has an unwavering commitment to quality. There's no barriques here, just pure unadulterated charm from his impressive parcels dotted in and around Chateuneuf-du-Pape.
The Mistral is 80% Grenache with Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Dark, brambly fruits, spice, garrigue. The concentration, vibrancy and length on display here is remarkable for the price.