La Soumade is a fantastic organic producer based in Rasteau in the Southern Rhone Valley. Their Côtes du Rhône red belies both its lowly appellation status and its very sharp price tag. It's generous, full-bodied and powerful with a decent twist of black pepper from the portion of Syrah blended in with Grenache.
Essentially, a very very good impersonation of Chateauneuf-du-Pape at a third of the price... and equally perfect with rich meat dishes and hearty stews.
Easy drinking wine, been a favourite for sometime now.
Very nice. Returned the next day for a repeat purchase. Good value.