Côtes du Rhône Rouge "Confluence"
This comes from the Ardèche, south of Valence. The vines grow on slopes but not terribly high or steep, and the vineyard is fractured by a fault, thus about half is granite terroir while the other is limestone. Geographically and geologically, this is a finely chiseled northern Rhône Côtes du Rhône with the breadth and sweetness of the south. Around half is raised in concrete with the other half in older barrel. 400-500 cases total production