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This medium-bodied red is intense and focused, perfect for roasted game birds or savory sausages off the grill.
What You Need To Know
France's sleeping giant of a wine region, the Languedoc was exploited for mostly bulk wine for much of the last century and has lately suffered tough times as French wine sales have slumped. Yet the region is coming back, largely on the promise of small, high-quality domaines like Ollier Taillefer that are exploring the depths of their terroirs with consummate skill. Faugères is a unique spot, owing to its steep hills of craggy schist that produce reds of great boldness and spice, such as this one.
Black plums and blackberries with a gamey note.
Rich blackberry flavors and velvety tannins lead into a long finish.
Serve slightly cooler than room temperature; chill for 15 minutes before serving.
Charcuterie, roast lamb or pork with savory herbs, sweet roasted root vegetables like carrots and beets.