Castle Vessière, which has belonged to Philippe Teulon and his family since 1703 is a great little find and we are thrilled to be listing these wines from this appellation. This is an 8th generation producer (one of the oldest from the region) covering 70 hectares south of Nimes, between Romaine, the Rhone and the Camargue, here, the conditions are ideal to create soundly-made wines at sensible prices.
Their grape blends are also typical of the region, the white of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne gives a lovely faintly pink-tinged white, with an appetising lightly floral peach-blossom nose and a palate with enough power but not too much.
The cracking rose is made from Grenache Noir and Syrah. On the light side of the colour spectrum, it is nice and light, with flinty aromas and crisp flavours of melon rind, cranberry and citrus. It is lean and refreshing.
The powerful and warm red wine is composed of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache. Obviously the Syrah dominates the palate giving firm, peppery, yet expressive crushed red berried fruits. The Grenache adds bitter cherry tones enabling the wine to go well with strong meats and dense or spicy sauces.
Introductory offer – any 6 bottles for £50