Chateau du Vieux Parc, L’Heritage Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussilon, France, 2017

£14.50

50% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 25% Carignan (another one of the classics and a much underrated variety).The winery has been producing wine for quite some time but in the1960s they decided to go for quality over quantity and they haven’t looked back.The region itself is one of the most unspoilt parts of the Languedoc, tucked away in a triangle between Narbonne, Perpignan and Carcassonne – a truly wonderful part of the world.

Nose

Tonnes of fruit. Pepper. Plums and blackberries. 5-spice.


Palate

Powerful but not in your face. Happy wine. Red & black fruits. Dried fruit, prunes, dates.


BBQ meats, grilled steak, casseroles and cassoulets. Bag of crisps whilst watching TV...

Montepulciano / Cotes du Rhone