Guillaume Gonnet, Lirac, Le Virtuose, Southern Rhône, France, 2019
The energetic and charismatic Guillaume Gonnet is not your average Rhône winemaker. Extremely open in his attitude, his curious, boundary challenging approach extends beyond wine.
Intense red and black fruits, lots of spices and garrigue (herbs from Provence), soft, elegant tannins developing complex aromas (liquorice, truffle and dark chocolate) with ageing.
This wine deserves to be served with a slow cooked meal such as a Daube (Southern French casserole) or a baked lamb. 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah