Clusel Roch Traboules 2017

Clusel Roch Traboules 2017, Coteaux Lyonnais, France

(£12.67, Justerini & Brooks)

Clusel Roch is an excellent producer best known for its excellent northern Rhône reds, including some delicious Côte Rôties. 

This Traboules is an intriguing and utterly delicious oddity.

It’s from the south of the little-known Lyonnais appellation, not far from the borders of the Rhône proper, grown under organic principles.

The grape is Gamay but it tastes more like Syrah – beautifully peppery, with fragrant wild berry fruit and a lively flavour profile that just cries out for a plate of charcuterie. 

(7/10, Peter, Feb 2020)