Côtes du Luberon Wine
At the time of writing wine-maker Nathalie Margan is 8 months pregnant so is electing to bottle her wine later than usual, after her baby is born. As excuses go we concede that is pretty solid – albeit one that you can't use too frequently. Still, it is good to know the family line will be continuing and perhaps her son or daughter will follow in her vinous footsteps. Her Château la Canorgue blanc is made from a blend of Clairette, Roussanne and Marsanne and has inviting citrus and wildflower scents and a smoothly-textured apricot and peach palate with a fresh, dry finish. A popular rosé from a Syrah-Grenache blend has a bright red fruit bouquet and zesty redcurrant and raspberry flavours. It makes a fine summer aperitif or partner to Provençal dishes such as tian and pissaladière. Lastly, a full-bodied red, blended from Grenache Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon has wild herb and berry aromas and a core of dark autumnal fruit offset by notes of pepper and spices. It will readily support 3-5 years bottle age and makes a fine foil for roast lamb or morel mushroom dishes.