Gérard Bertrand 2013 Grand Terroir Tautavel
Roussillon Villages, South of France
AB $27 (756857) | MB $19.99 (002159) | ON $18.95 (272575)
Located between the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean, Tautavel is an ancient village in Roussillon where some of the oldest human remains have been unearthed. It’s a special place, not least for the style of wine coming from the region’s weathered Grenache, Syrah and Carignan vines. The hot climate coaxes intensely fruity and fragrant aromas and flavours from the grapes, suggesting ripe fruit and complex spice and floral notes. Approachable and engaging, this is a great winter red to enjoy with roast lamb or beef dishes.