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An approachable Rasteau


Guillaume Gonnet has produced wine at his family estate since 2006.  His short duration in the Southern Rhone is most likely why this is a new wine for me.  I typically find young Rasteau a bit burly but not the 2015 Guillaume Gonnet, Le Maestro, Rasteau.   This is a gentle, savory wine that can be enjoyed now.  This approachability might be a bit atypical but it tastes good!  You can grab a few bottles from MacArthur Beverages.

2015 Guillaume Gonnet, Le Maestro, Rasteau – $17
Imported by Misa Imports.  This wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that was vinified and aged in concrete vats.  Alcohol 14%.  There is a little plum and prune on the nose.  In the mouth this is a gentle wine with cool, dark red fruit flavors that turn racy in the middle.  Here it becomes mineral with black and fine spicy, baking spices.  It is dry in the long finish.  Overall, a very approachable, savory wine.  *** Now – 2019.

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