Languedoc-Roussillon or Provence

Main grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, and/or Cinsault

What to expect: Dry. Medium to full bodied. Moderate to high tannin and moderate acidity. Red currant, blackberry, plum, toast, and earthy notes.

Pair with: Duck, rabbit, pork, veal

Wine picks:

  • M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut (~$16)
  • Marius Grenache Syrah (~$14)
  • Les Jamelles Syrah Vin de Pays d’Oc (~$14)
  • Chateau de Jau Côtes du Roussillon-Villages (~$19)
  • Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Pic St.-Loup (~$25)
  • Domaine Houchart Côtes de Provence (~$21)
  • M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem (~$30)
  • Chateau de Sérame Minervois (~$23)
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