Domaine Coulombaud Vin De Provence Red – 75cl (2017) Shiraz / Syrah

Our ambition at Coulombaud is to produce superior red wines from the Syrah/Shiraz grape, and to gradually move to the quality, character, and warmth of the famous wines of the northern Rhone region of France. Our passion for this avenue of development has seen considerable success with our red wines achieving top Gold Medal (Medaille d’Or) awards in Provence in 2017 and 2018.
The success of the reds has led to further development of the production of barrel aged versions of both the 2017 and 2018 cuvées. These are soon to go on sale, and early tastings suggest further progress has been made on the road to competing with the top-quality Syrah based Cote Rotie, Hermitage and Cornas wines of the Rhone valley, which currently cost some 8-10 times the price asked for our finest Coulombaud reds.
The wines are deep cherry red, but are not opaque, and reflect the warmth of the southern sun. They are very much “fruit forward” in character, with black cherry and raspberry aromas and flavours, complemented by a velvety feel and spice driven finish. The red wines combine beautifully with red meat, game, cheeses of all kinds and spicy food.