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Southern France is a treasure trove of
overachieving, food-friendly reds made from
ancient vines, like this fruity, supple blend.
What You Need To Know
Les Cépages Oubliés translates as
“the forgotten grape varieties,” which isn’t strictly accurate when
it comes to Cinsaut and Grenache, the fruity, fragrant grapes that
star in this Languedoc-Roussillon red. Both varieties are widely
planted in the region, which spans France’s Mediterranean coast.
But what were largely forgotten for decades were many of the
region’s old vines (vieilles vignes), as farmers looked to new, high-yielding
vineyards that could harvested by machine. This blend
draws on ancient, stingy vines that yield especially flavorful
grapes. It gets its light, supple fruitiness from Cinsaut, a Rhône
variety often used to make rosé.
Beautifully detailed red and
black berry scents, and a
whiff of white pepper.
Pliant and fruity, with juicy,
easygoing raspberry and
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Super-versatile: Will pair well
with poultry, white meat, pork
and sausage dishes.
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