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).
Produced using 100% Grenache grapes from a single plot, this wine was selected within a list of best wines under $20 by La Revue des Vins de France. An intense nose of raspberries and a note of spice here, with cherry and raspberry on the palate. Velvety tannins appear, followed by an intense and long finish with a hint of freshness.
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 minerality on the finish.