If you are looking for a summer red, consider this shiraz from one of the Rhone Valley's best known producers, Yves Cuilleron. This is an introduction to the range of Cuilleron wines and exhibits bright, spicy red fruits on the nose, whilst the palate is light to medium-bodied with supple tannins, friendly acidity and a dry finish. Try it with a charcuterie plate, or even put a slight chill on it if its a barmy evening.
Style: An expressive nose of small tart red berry fruit and hints
of spice. On the palate: supple and gourmand, with a fresh finish.
Ageing: Best drunk young, up to 3-4 years.
Food match: Serve at 12-14°C, charcuterie or barbecued meats
(e.g. beef skewers with green tapenade, chicken skewers with