Domaine de Rutissons Verdesse Isere, 2021, 750ml
Here is a stunner: violets, sweet mint, fancy perfume behind the ears and dusty minerals greeted us. Structure reminded us of cru Beaujolais or some of the avant-garde Gamay/Syrah we see from Northern Rhône, but the flavors were singular. Cherry, cherry pit, charcoal, more mint and a cocoa nib thing to make dense the otherwise ephemeral. Drink with anything with a grill mark on it.