Just steps outside of delineated lines of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe lie the vineyards for the Bravay’s, Mistral bottling. Named for the famed wind, Mistral, that gusts through the Rhône this wine is a love letter to their home. As with their other wines, Grenache provides the framework for the blend with a generous dollop of Syrah and a less known grape, Vaccarèse. 2019 was another showy vintage but it carries a bit more of freshness than the 18’s with a more generous core of acidity. The fruit notes are vibrant and plentiful lead by morello cherry, plum skin and red currant. The fruit gives way to dusty tannins and a silky mouthfeel with a hint of violet, red licorice and green peppercorn.