Full of black currant, violet, liquorice, and peppery spice, and deliciously juicy with it. It’s not Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage but neither does it want to be (actually, it does remind us a bit of the Northern Rhone). It wants to give you simple, uncomplicated pleasure at a price (under a tenner!) that’s every bit as delicious as the wine itself. And there’s nothing wrong – in fact, there’s everything right - with that.
Since 1997, the estate has been owned and run by Béatrice and Christophe Muret and on their watch quality, rather than quantity, has been the focus. With a strong focus on organic farming and environmentally sustainable practices, the Murets have struck an admirable balance between . It’s one of the hardest things in the wine profession to find is very good inexpensive juice, particularly from Europe. But Domaine de Castelnau/Laurence de Veyrac proves that it is possible.