Stephane Vedeau’s La Ferme du Mont is an up-and-coming superstar of the Southern Rhone. This blend, raised mostly in concrete, is a full-bodied, fruit-forward, beautifully textured wine with plums, blackberries, licorice, pepper and smoked herbs all coming into play from first to final sip.
Stéphane Vedeau's entry-level CdP is the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Vendange. It's about 80% Grenache and boasts classic regional notes of lavender and rosemary layered over strawberry and raspberry fruit. It's full-bodied and supple, yet it remains fresh, buttressed by hints of orange zest on the long, silky finish. Already approachable, it should drink well for a decade or more. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.