Day 41 – Dunsinane

Le Pigeoulet 2017. I love this wine, made by the Bruniers of Vieux Télégraphe fame. It’s 80% Grenache with little bits of the other usual Rhone suspects thrown in and has a juicy, fresh, fruity feel. Because it’s an assemblage of wines from two different plots, one in the Cotes-du-Rhone area and the other in Ventoux it isn’t allowed to be described as either and is relegated to Vin de Pays de Vaucluse. Received wisdom is that you should should drink Pigeoulet as soon as you get it, while waiting for your more expensive bottles to mature. However, I’ve been drinking this vintage for several years, and it tastes as good as ever to me – possibly still improving. Whenever I go to France I bring a few bottles back – they can be bought for around a tenner there, which really is a fantastic bargain.

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