This modern style is blended from selected grapes from the three Fitou villages of Mont Tauch in the south of France. Set at the foot of the impressive 900 meter high Mont Tauch mountain, the internationally renowned Mont Tauch cooperative is the only producer to have vineyards in the 3 inland Fitou villages of Tuchan, Paziols and Villeneuve. This is the first time that grapes from the 3 villages have come together in a wine expressing the best from each village.
With the days ticking away and Christmas getting ever closer attention turns to preparations for the holiday season. Hence the levers at the back of my mind begin to churn wondering what wines would best suit our festive fare, particularly in trying to match a red wine with the traditional roast turkey christmas dinner. In the coming weeks I hope to go into further detail on each of the below but for now a brief mention shall have to suffice.
Mont Tauch Fitou 2008, a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan and perfect to accompany white meat. (Check out my review here) €11.99
Francois Paquet Les Ginglets Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2008, €13.99
Albet i Noya Petit Albet 2010, a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha from Catalonia and an organic wine, €9.99
Yalumba Shiraz Viognier 2009, Australia, €12.99 Aromas of cherry, plum and hints of spice, the comibination of the white grape viognier really complements the Shiraz and makes this a deliciously smooth wine that works well with a turkey dinner.
Cave de Tain Syrah 2006, France, €9.99 Light, smooth and elegant.
Zenato Ripassa 2008, Italy, €18.99 A rich, silky, luxurious wine from the Veneto region, a perfect compliment to turkey and game, a delicious Christmas treat.
Secret Pinot Noir 2010, Chile, €13.99 Perhaps the best varietal to pair with white meat this pinot noir brings lots to the table with the correct balance of fruitiness and spice to perfectly compliment the Christmas turkey.