This producer is located in the Rhone, and the grape is Syrah, so I'm assuming it's a Rhone wine. The label doesn't say. But it tastes like a Loire red. A really good Loire red. Ripe and fragrant, yet low in alcohol (12.3%), with mouthwatering acids.
Medium dark ruby magenta. Nose is great. Earthy and meaty (and initially a bit on the funky side), but loads of crisp black cherry and boysenberry fruit come through, all undergirded with a saline minerality you can actually smell. Ripe, crisp, earthy cherry fruit, with tons of rocky minerals. Fantastic acidity keeps it refreshing. This was about $16, if I remember correctly, from Red White & Bleu in Falls Church. This light-bodied quaffer knows exactly who it is: something that quenches your thirst and fits right in with a wide variety of foods (would be dynamite with braised chicken dishes, such as coq au vin). Though it's a style that does not aspire to greatness, I give it an A-, based on its exuberant and highly distinctive character. Imported by Elite Wines, Lorton, VA.