Aldi, Vinsobres, Rhône, France, 2018
(at Aldi's Autumn/Winter 2019 tasting, 08 Sep 2019)
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2021
Perfect for those lengthening dark evenings in front of the telly, this southern Rhône red wears its 14.5% alcohol well. Vinsobres has cooler nights than some other areas in the region, which helps to slow down the ripening process and preserve acidity. That said, there's still lots of ripe black berry fruit to enjoy, plus a hint of peppery savouriness. Slightly rustic, in an attractive way.