As most of you know we do like the Vinmonopolet here on KulTour, but the shops themselves aren’t very nice. All too often they are in a shopping centre and the stores are sterile and boring. But there are exceptions and my favourite Vinmonopol has to be the one in the little industrial town of Høyanger in the middle of the Sognefjord. The shop is on the corner of the old Dairy house, which also holds the Police station(!). The store it self is small and quaint and reminds me of nice French wine shops in a small village. As with most Vinmonopol-shops the people working there are friendly and knowledgeable and they have a nice selection of wines to choose from.
From their selection we have gone for a nice Côtes Du Rhône from Le Petite Bellane. As we are in the middle of a snow storm, we need something big and solid and a nice Syrah will always do the trick in my opinion.
La Petite Bellane Côtes du Rhône 2021 - 189,80 kr
Deep and dark red, almost violet in colour. Some pepper notes on the nose along with the signature blackberries and some licorice also. Jucy and with a lot of dark berries in the mouth with good structure. A great wine to enjoy by it self or with some game.