2019 L'Anglore Nizon
Eric Pfifferling's Domaine L'Anglore is about as iconic and influential as any winery in the past decade. Eric is a master at creating juicy, lightly extracted reds from the warmer climes of the Southern Rhone Valley. They have all of the spice and joy of Rhone wines with the texture and weight of Beaujolais and a complexity closer to Burgundy. They are simply delicious.
This is primarily Grenache from 100 year-old vines grown on sandy soil, with more obscure local varieties Aramon, Cinsault and Clairette constituting the rest of the cuvée. Carbonic maceration, no additions, lots of love, and a wonderful complexity of fruit and savoury elements.