Made by the Caves de Rasteau, this is a rival to many a Châteauneuf-du-pape. This rich, velvety, Southern Rhône red is packed with black fruit, liquorice, leather and spicy aromas. Rasteau is one of the most famous villages for producing rich reds in the Southern Rhône right beside Gigondas. This appellation was awarded an elevated status in 2008.
Syrah / Shiraz