Located between the Pyrenées and the Mediterranean at the foot of Mont Alaric, Domaine Py extends over 130 hectares of vineyard all of which have been certified as organic since 2011. Here former co-opérateur Jean-Pierre Py produces characterful wines that benefit from free-draining clay and limestone soils, bountiful sunshine and cooling coastal influences. His white '3ème Cuvée' is made from a blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Roussanne that is fermented in new oak barrels. It has wild herb and flower scents and a rich, persistent palate of dried fruits and minerals with delicate vanilla notes. His more prolific red 'Cuvée Mondière' is made from 45% old-vine Carignan, 35% Syrah and 20% Grenache Noir vinified in vat and barrel prior to a fastidious assemblage. With a bouquet of wild berries, myrtle and a juicy black fruit palate supported by peppery tannins, it makes a fine partner to the earthy local cuisine. Toulouse sausages with haricots lingots would be ideal.