A Little Trip to the South of France

Flau

Château de Flaugergues
La Mejanelle "Cuveé Sommelière"
2006

Ruby red, this Coteaux du Languedoc opens with a nose of washed linen, cherry, and fresh Provençal herbs (okay, maybe Languedoc herbs). On the palate it's lightweight and slightly tannic, with red fruits and licorice and a smoky little undertow. It gives itself up with open femininity. Sanguine.

There's not a whole lot happening, but it's nice, and a great complement to our beef braised in porcini and rosemary.

Price: about $19
The rub: Pair it with dishes from the south of France (naturellement).

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2 replies on “A Little Trip to the South of France”
  1. Thanks, Jen. I tend to describe wine with whatever images pop to mind. The result has, to me, a kind of unshakable veracity, but I suspect it often leaves readers scratching their heads. This wine smelled like laundry on a line: fresh, a little grassy, clean, brisk.

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