Minervois. As a Langedoc wine, it's under appreciated by the French and often unknown in the US. I found another Minervois at Total Wine several weeks ago: Luc Pirlet, 2008. 50% Grenache, 50% Cargnan, imported by Saranity Imports, White Plains NY. Even though it is a negotiant wine, it went well with soft cheeses, grilled steaks, and even celery (which I inevitably dipped into the soft cheeses). Good stuff, and it was less than $10 a bottle. I'm saddened that I only bought one. I hope there will be more, the next time I go shopping.
1 year ago