If you love the southern Rhône’s rich reds, then this is a wine you’ve got to try. Les Messes du Prieuré is a new discovery from Ventoux, an under-the-radar region that now boasts “a storm of exciting wines, mostly at prices that won’t wreck your budget” (Decanter).
Named after the mountain that all cyclists (particularly participants of the Tour de France) call ‘The Beast,’ the Ventoux region is home to a new wave of winemakers who are bringing quality to the next level – and prices have yet to catch up. One such rising star is Patrice Cosrand, the talent behind this alluring red. It takes its power from the same mineral-rich soil and galet stones that you’ll find in famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape (just 30 miles away). High elevation and the famous Mistral winds help cool the grapes at night, locking in vibrant flavor and freshness, as you'll soon taste ...
Wine Spectator praises 2015 in the southern Rhône “a very serious vintage,” making Les Messes du Prieuré an even better value. Uncork this velvety-smooth Grenache-Syrah (a classic Rhône blend) and admire its lovely garnet color flecked with glints of purple. Give your glass a swirl to its release ripe, red berry aromas, followed by beautifully balanced flavors of dark fruit and spice with a long, lingering finish.
One sip and you won’t believe how little you’ve paid for it! Hurry for a case before it’s gone.