Minervois, Rhone Valley, France
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
Full of cola and red currant jam, the minerality and siltiness make it medium-bodied. It opens up nicely with black fruit - currants and mulberry. It’s plummy, with blackberry, mocha, and a hint of spice. It’s the perfect pairing for casual but hefty foods, so try sausages, lamb shanks, pizza, and hard cheese.