Continuing in my theme of brilliant wines under £10, here’s a Ventoux that I was seduced by. It’s one of those wines that manages to hold the sweet fruit and savoury notes in tension. It’s almost Burgundian, in a southern Rhone sort of way.
Gonnet La Jeannette Ventoux 2011 Rhone, France
14.5% alcohol. Not too deep in colour: cherry red. Lively, fresh, foral and fragrant cherry and pepper nose, with some sour cherries and spice. The palate is supple, pure, elegant and highly drinkable with notes of pepper and plums, with some garrigue notes. Warm and inviting yet fresh and vital, with a really natural taste. It transports you to a warm afternoon in the south of France. Thrilling. 92/100 (£7.80 Tanners)