Continually one of the best bang-for-the-buck reds out there.
"Bright fruit but not cloying, raspberry, subtle floral notes, a wild side with cedar, soy and black pepper all wrapped in a well balanced blanket." - Jeremy Bohrer
60% Carignan / 30% Mourvedre / 10% Syrah
In a quiet part of the Rhône Valley appellation of Lirac, Veronique Lombardo of Château Le Devoy Martine crafts understated and complex wines on her 4th generation family owned domaine. With 40 hectares of land, Veronique strives to keep the character of vineyard in the bottle from her gravelly clay soils mixed with some limestone. Very few oak barrels are used in her wines; our notes are highlighted by notes such as "tangy", "expressive" and "packed with fruit". The entire range of wines show restraint and subtle layering of flavors that are good indicators of the vintage and the terroir that she cultivates.Presently about 90% of the wine produced is devoted to red wine production. Several grapes are cultivated on the property using of the classic white and red Rhône varieties with a total production of approximately 10,000 cases.