We had this as a first red when guests came to dinner, after nibbles and a white Chasselas. Main course was chicken, stuffed with tarragon and roasted with a healthy dose of potatoes, onions and garlic. It worked well with the meal but would probably have benefited from a slightly stronger meat, veal or red meat. The vintage isn’t marked, which for me implies that it’s more than one year. The grape varieties are also not on the label, but an earlier version of it was Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and I suspect this one is, too.
A word about Stéphane Gros, who is widely considered one of the up and coming winemakers in the Geneva area: he is delightfully driven, energetic, with clear ideas and enormous talent, and all of his wines are worth trying because they are always well-made. This is not my favourite of his, but I enjoyed it – it’s a good, all-around red and won’t disappoint. He’s hard to catch, but if you have a chance to meet him and try his wines, you’ll count him as one of your discoveries.