Highlights: Domaine Mucyn GamSy 2017 Collines Rhodaniennes

Domaine Mucyn is a family-owned domaine of 14 hectares, in conversion to organics. This is a blend of Syrah from the Drome (alluvial soil) with Gamay from St Joseph (granitic soil). Grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed, and fermentation is on skins for 11 days with low extraction. Wine is finished in tanks. Stunning drinkability and value for money.

Here’s me tasting the wine:

Domaine Mucyn GamSy 2017 Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhône, France
12.5% alcohol, This is a blend of 60% Syrah, 40% Gamay. This is beautifully floral with red and black cherries, a hint of pepper, and also a touch of meatiness. But the main thrust is lovely floral fruitiness. In the mouth this is fresh and pure, with red fruits accompanied by some pepper hints and a bit of structure. It’s amazingly drinkable and focused, with bright fruit but also enough complexity to make it compelling and worthy of attention. Really pretty, but also with some grip: I love it. 92/100 (£12.60 Tanners; UK agent is Carte Blanche)

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