Les Vignerons d'Estezargues is a southern French cooperative based in the village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon in the Gard region of the Rhone Valley. It was founded in 1965 and consists of 10 independent vignerons who farm a total of 420 hectares and who currently employ the services of the youthful but experienced Denis Deschamps to oversee the wine making. This excellent coop is set apart by the fact that only 'natural' wine making procedures are adopted - no external yeasts, no fining, no enzymes, no sulphur and so on - all of which contribute to very precise and structured wines. 'Cuvee des Galets' is a cheerful blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah and is unoaked.
Clear ruby-red in the glass. Aromas of raspberries and blueberries with a hint of green herbs. On the palate, light and mildly spicy with a medium finish. Very 'more-ish'. Drink with grilled artichokes, pork chops with braised onions or lamb kebabs.