From: Cotes de Thau, Languedoc, France
Blend: 100% Picpoul Noir
Taste: In the glass, it is richly scented with a light, ruby color and flavors of red and black fruits with a saline minerlaity, moderate acidity and juicy tannins. This is a remarkably fresh, lithe and lively red wine with bright notes of Morello cherry, strawberry compote, white and black pepper, and a surprisingly complex hint of black tea. The palate is delicate, fruity and eminently drinkable, especially chilled. If you’re a fan of cru Beaujolais, this unique red is a must try. Bistro wines for the win!
Pairing: While we weren’t kidding about the amount of versatility you’ll find in this wine (think everything from lamb burgers to charcuterie and fromage to pizza, bbq, kebabs, meatballs, and socca, to fresh salads, grilled vegetables, soft cheeses and squash or mushroom-based dishes), we’ve been delighted with this seasonal favorite and felt inspired to share the recipe with you: Millie Peartree’s Green Bean Casserole. Seriously, get comfy, chill your wine slightly & coast your way into a relaxing weekend or weeknight evening on the couch. OR take this with you when you visit your friends! The world is your casserole.
About. Domaine Grangette is located in Languedoc, France. The grounds of the estate have been used for viticulture since before the French Revolution. The Domaine stretches over 60 hectares, including 10 hectares of pine forests. The terroir originates from old lakes and seas and is composed of hard and soft limestone. Of the 50 cultivable hectares, 40 are actually planted with vines.
The domaine practices lutte raisonnée agriculture, and the philosophy is to work organically allowing the regeneration of the soil with ground cover in between every other row to decompress the ground after harvest, digging in the cuttings after pruning in winter and then mechanically cleaning and rotating the soil at the end of July.
This wine is made from 100% Picpoul Noir. Typically, Picpoul Noir is used mostly as a blending grape in the Southern Rhone. In Chateauneuf du Pape, following the phylloxera epidemic, most of the vines were destroyed and replaced by other more suitable varietals.