Jean-Marc Diffonty is the 4th generation at this renowned domaine in Châteauneuf-du Pape. Robert Parker has been a follower of the domaine since their 1970 vintage and we are particularly excited to bring you their lovely Côtes-du-Rhône Réserve from the excellent 2016 vintage.
2016 was a great Rhône vintage with an Indian summer that stretched into the autumn. Look forward to reds with generous, ripe fruit and a juicy freshness
A classic Rhône blend, it’s made predominantly from Grenache with just a dash of Mourvèdre and Syrah adding peppery spice
Fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional wooden vats, it’s rich, smooth and complex
Tasting note: Plush, ripe berry fruit comes to the fore with hints of spice, herbs, wood smoke and white pepper. We recommend decanting an hour before serving and enjoy with a hearty vegetable casserole or venison stew.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 225 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.