Chateau Redortier, Beaumes-de-Venise, rouge 2013
Excellent Value - This not a label chaser’s wine to be sure…but what you may be surprised to learn that this wine is on par with $50 Chateauneuf du Papes from very well known producers. This is why we stock it - it’s a magnificent quality-to-price ratio!
So magnificent was this vintage it is the first time Redortier bottled in magnums (not available here 🥲). 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 5% Counoise from six parcels at the Suzette estate, over 1,500 ft in the Dentelles de Montmirail. The location is a sweet spot for soil diversity: limestone, clay, schist and sand provide a well-drained home for old-vines (50+ years). In 2013, altitude proved its luxury, deflecting problems of rot which plagued much of the Southern Rhône. The 2013 syncs big expression with finesse. The Syrah pops big with all its spice-dust and crusty earth, and Grenache fills-in the gaps with its mouthwatering strawberry and raspberry fruits.