Today's LCBO 'find' places us in the southeast of France, in Côtes du Rhône.
The Rhone is world famous for Syrah in the north in areas such as Cote Roti, Hermitage, and Cornas, to name a few. Travel south of the Rhone, reaching regions such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Tavel, etc., where Syrah is still common, but Cinsault and Grenache also dominate.
Our focus today is a wine from the Orange area in the southern Rhone, a blend of Syrah and Grenache.
About the house Demazet
Demazet Vignobles is the result of the union between the Terres d’Avignon cellars in Morières-Lès-Avignon and the Canteperdrix cellars in Mazan. The term “Demazet” reflects the marriage of the two houses, “deux mazets”. The beauty of this project is that we, the consumers, get to experience the very best features of both houses, which plays out in the glass.
About Demazet Réserve des Armoiries Tradition Côtes du Rhône 2020
From everything you gather about this wine, you can see it is positioned to be the house's
entry-level wine. With that said, it is the simplicity of the nose that draws you into a mosaic palate.
When poured into the glass, the Demazet Réserve des Armoiries Tradition Côtes du Rhône 2020 is ruby in hue with viscous rudiments. The nose brings you straightforward expressions of red cherry, and raspberry, topped off with a cheeky undertone of bacon and tomato leaf.
Much of the red berry profile from the nose is apparent on the palate, but it is accompanied by blackberries, mushrooms, and cured meats.
The finish is familiar, but no one can ignore that this is an appealing wine in its category. It serves a purpose and is definitely a wine I would buy again and consider for my hour red wine, and that says a lot!
Truly delightful and will not break the bank.
The Demazet Réserve des Armoiries Tradition Côtes du Rhône can be found at the LCBO for $14.95 in the vintages section.