Region: Languedoc, Le Sud (Languedoc, Southern France)
Locale: Pennautier, France
Appellation: Cabardes Rouge
Site: Stony, calcareous, hillside vineyards within the AOC. Elevation about 300 meters.
Grapes: Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 20%, Malbec 10%, Syrah 10%, Grenache 20%
Fermentation and Aging: Stainless steel.
Notes: At once both Bordelaise and Mediterranean, this wine is wonderfully versatile and will show one side, or the other, of its personality depending upon the food context. The wine is, in a word, delicious, and its quality along with classy packaging have made it a favorite.