1.Sinard et Fils Domaine Saint Laurent Garriguette Cotes du Rhone Blanc AOC 2021, with a mix of 60%clairette, 30%roussanne, and 10%grenache blanc. And it is redolent with garrigue terpenes, of course, that aromatic low-lying scrub of pine cones and rosemary and juniper. Very fresh and inviting from the newly released 2021 vintage, complemented by pears, orchard fruit, and lemon tones. Extremely useful as an aperitif or first course wine with seafood and/or cheese. Soft finishing acidity, done up in stainless steel of course. Do not overchill. 13% ABV. Quality/Price rating is 92 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures.
2.Monnier Marres Domaine Montmartel Cotes du Rhone Rouge Organic 2021, vinified with 50%grenache, 40%syrah, and 10%carignan. Typical density of southern Rhone with a preponderance of grenache tones followed by syrah flavours and garrigue terpenes: red berries, spices, anise, some burnt caramel, ripe, but a long penetrating finish, some tannic tightness in the structure. Mouthfilling. Ripe, fresh and fruity with black berry and cherry plumminess. Not filtered. Great organic wine. 14% ABV. Quality/Price rating is 92 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures.