Selma's Vino Advice- Featuring Chateau Rigaud
This week, I would like to share with you a super delicious wine that I'm officially in love with. I was daydreaming of the time I spent in Saint Emilion visiting Chateau Cantenac which was rated as the number one winery to visit. I had the best time there and that is when my love for Old World wines developed. From my experience, all Old World wines are delicious, ready to drink as opposed to having to age, and typically more affordable than New World wines.
So in my search for a French wine, I found myself spending a little more time in the wine aisle. I picked up this bottle of Chateau Rigaud which comes from the South of France. I’ve never heard of it before but the back label said it was a GSM blend which I love so of course, I had to buy it. For those of you wondering what GSM stands for, it means it is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Winemakers will vary the percentage of each of these grapes to create very distinct wines. For example, if you have a higher percentage of Grenache, the wine should ultimately be lighter because Grenache is the lightest of the three grapes. I think that is why I love these blends, they are so unique and flavorful.
Now let's talk about the taste. If you are just getting into drinking red wines, this is the perfect wine for you. It is silky smooth with rich ripe fruit flavors leading to a clean finish with very little tannins. I was pretty confident I would like the wine but after tasting it, I was thrilled that I had found such a great tasting wine. I’m telling you, this must be your new go-to wine which is available at Costco for only $12.99. This wine pairs nicely with red meats and chocolate dessert, we had both! Cheers!