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. The 'Terre de Mistral' is a juicy blend of Grenache and Syrah and is unoaked and unfiltered.
A vibrant purple-red in the glass. Aromas of ripe red fruits, mocha and herbs of the garrigue. On the palate, warm mellow with smooth tannins and a refreshing acidity. Lovely floral finish. Try with coq au vin, salad Lyonnaise or roast chicken with artichokes and wild mushrooms.