The red Costières de Nîmes wine from Château Roubaud is made from a blend of 30% each of Syrah, Grenache Noir and Carignan along with 10% Cinsault. Bursting with ripe garrigue fruit over earthy tannins and scrubland scents, this crowd-pleasing, chest-thumping red is the perfect foil for robust, rustic dishes – cassoulet or pot au feu spring to mind.
Hugues and Roland’s 'Domaine Les Filles de Septembre' Cuvée Tradition has rapidly gained a loyal following and is now one of our top-selling wines. It has a joyful summer berry bouquet and juicy palate of youthful, red fruit, with bright peppery undertones over a background of supple, ripe tannins. Think Bordeaux meets the Languedoc.
A spicy, mid-weight Faugères red wine comprised of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Food-wise, bavette frîtes, confit du canard or a fricassee of wild mushrooms would be ideal.
'Le Pas de Zarat' is the Domaine's special cuvée, produced only when favourable conditions prevail, and in limited volumes. Made from a blend of Carignan, Grenache Noir and Syrah, it is packed with dark garrigue fruit scents and tastes with wonderful spicy undertones and pitchy tannins.
A long-time quest for a great value Minervois came to fruition with this cracking little red wine from Domaine Le Cazal. It is a traditional un-oaked wine with fine garrigue aromas and a spicy mid-weight palate of dark berry fruit offset by supple tannins.
A densely structured wine with complex Autumnal fruit flavours supported by rugged tannins with spicy undertones.
If one were looking for a wine that exemplifies how the Languedoc offers terrific quality at modest prices this would silence any sceptics! Blended from Southern staples Syrah, Grenache Noir and Cinsault, it has a fresh, lip-smacking finish that guarantees you'll want to take another sip.
Unmistakably a Mediterranean red, this rich, hedonistic blend of Syrah & Grenache from the Herault is an ideal match for simple, hearty cuisine.
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