July 21, 2020 1 min read

What's rare is indeed wonderful in France

"This week I want to suggest some rare wines, only one from the northern part, and just one red. The reason? The grapes are simply not the usual suspects. In the north, we have Marsanne, Rousanne and a very little Viognier, and in the south a soup mix of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and lots of minor varieties." Tom Doorley


Château Beauchene Côtes du Rhône "Premier Terroir"

"Côtes du Rhône. Really? Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre that does a good impersonation of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape."

Château Beauchene "Vignobles de la Serriere" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

"A rare treat. A full-bodied white, unoaked and lusciously fresh."