Chateau de Manissy La Belle Etoile IGP du Gard Rouge 2020
Red wine. Southern Rhône, France. Organic. 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache. Ripe black and blue fruits, garrigue, and smoked meat on the fragrant nose. Smooth bitter cherry and black currant flavors are underscored by gentle acidity and show good energy and back-end spiciness. Finely textured tannins come in late on the smoky finish, which lingers with good focus and intensity. If only every French bistro would have wines of this caliber available by the glass for under $10.