Famille Descombe Grenache 2020

15.75 12.60

20% off France


Smooth and dangerously easy-drinking French Grenache, the noble grape of the southern Rhône.

Mid-weight in body and bright ruby-garnet in colour, this is gorgeously fruity on the nose, raspberry and blackberry with vanilla and spice characters. The palate is soft and fruit-forward, silky tannins supporting sweet berries and black plum, gently infused with earthy leathery notes, dried violets and a sprinkle of black pepper.

This is great on its own, a crowd-pleasing alternative to Merlot or Cabernet, but also pairs brilliantly with charcuterie and hard cheeses.

  • Smooth, soft, fruity
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2024

Producer: Descombe Family Wines

Famille Descombe is a family-owned company since 1905, growing from small vineyard holdings in Beaujolais to operating across Burgundy and latterly into the Rhône in recent years. Distribution was almost entirely domestic until the 2000s, since when they've achieved success in export markets and invested heavily in upgrading on the production side. Marine Descombe (second from left above, with father Florent on the right) is the fifth generation and has overseen much of the modernisation, as well as further vineyard acquisitions in Beaujolais, Chablis and, most recently, the Rhône.

Wines are modern in style with a pride in regional identity — Descombe's portfolio covers some of the most recognised and highly prized appellations in the world — but, largely because of their extensive vineyard holdings and grower connections, they're also able to produce outstanding varietal table wines away from regional restrictions.

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