As November ascends upon us with rain, wind and storms, one bright spot is that hunting season is over and we can now enjoy the spoils. For those of us lucky enough to know a hunter, the game they have hunted are some of the finest and most delicate food you can find. And for everyone else, see your local butcher and ask if they have something good in store.
There are a lot of wines that go with game, but a classic are the Rhône valley wines. Delicate and pure but with enough structure to clean the palate they are fine with the sometimes delicate meat that come from wild animals. This week we have traveled to southern Rhône to find our wine of the week.
The Domaine La Florane is 75 hectares, of which 38 hectares are vineyards and 37 hectares of woods, olive trees and lavender. In an enclosed green area at the top of the villages of Visan and Saint-Maurice, Adrien Fabre produces wines offering pleasure and elegance. His ambition is to make the vines grow as naturally as possible, respecting the fauna and flora. To produce wines from organic grapes, wines that are deep, balanced and silky, this is why Domaine la Florane cultivates the entire estate using biodynamic methods.
Dom. la Florane Cotes du Rhone Villages St Maurice 2020 - 239,-
Ruby red with purple hues. On the nose there is a mix of red and black fruits, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrant, touch of spices. In the mouth it's fresh and fruity, spicy mid-palate, beautiful texture, long and balanced finish.
Perfect for game or other delicate red meats.