Languedoc - Roussillon
Dynamic wine region due by the fact of winemaker have been improved the wine quality in the last 20 years. It has shaken off the image of light mass produced wines of the 1970’s. It is the largest wine region in France as regards the area under vine. It also has a great diversity or grapes, soils and style of wine (Sparkling, still and sweet wine).
From the relatively new and audacious Chapoutier project in Latour de France, Roussillon. It is a blend of Grenache (65%) and Syrah (35%) from the Domaine de Bila-Haut. This bold terroir is composed of stony soils, giving smooth and spicy Syrah, and providing for garrigue rich Grenache (70 year old vine). The wine is energetic, elegant, and boasts a deeply spiced palate. Good m…
Another excellent value crowd pleaser from Les Vignerons:
Medium bodied, esasy drinking with lots of fruit. Great for informal gatherings.
Corrinne made some remarkable wines, reflecting the terroir. Olympe Cuvee is a blend of Grenache noir and Marselan (Crossing Grenach and Cabernet) grape. Deeply colour with...
Viognier became famous in the production of the great Rhone wines of Condrieu. It is now made globally, offering exotic vibrant aromatic wines. This St Chinian example is maybe a tad drier and fresher than some, really well made and interesting. it is also surprisingly resilient, with time in bottle it shows, delicate flecks and nuance, and retains a wonderful freshness.
This is a lovely deep red colour, bursting with dark fruits and hints of cedar on the nose. Medium bodied with a good balance of acidity and tannins on the palate. Pair this with a joint of lamb on a Sunday afternoon.