RIONS, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
I had a lovely lunch in Michel and Isabelle Dietrich's house with their daughter Pauline who has just taken over the reins of the company. Their focus is not a red wine, but a Bordeaux Blanc Sec, made from 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. Their rosé kicks a lot of Provence pinks into the weeds, and their red, 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, is a superb daily drinker.
These wines are delightful, the family are delightful (and Isabelle's cooking is superb).