Nothing says fall like a glass of wine to warm your spirit during a chilly autumn day. From small family dinners after work and school to intimate Thanksgiving gatherings, we have six essential wine options from the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of France for all your fall needs!
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90% Chardonnay, 10% Chenin Blanc
The climate where this domaine is located lengthens the ripening period of the grapes, which produces great flavor complexity. The cool evenings also give natural acidity or “freshness” to the wine meaning it keeps your palate alive. Aged in oak, lovers of white burgundy will be delighted at the wine, and the price!
Côtes du Roussillon
55% Syrah, 35% Carignan, 10% Grenache
This is a very balanced wine with great character, complex aromas and powerful taste. Deep red fruit, little bit of spices and a touch of oak in the end. The grapes are handpicked at optimum ripeness from the domaine's best, most ancient plots.
65% Syrah, 20% Old Carignan, 15% Grenache Noir
This organic red delights with its aromatic sweetness of vanilla and chocolate. Cashew and a touch of smokiness round out the nose. The generous mouthfeel is soft and elegant, yet expressive. A “signature” of this domaine, Cuvée Signée embodies the Saint-Chinian terroir and the Domaine des Jougla style — tradition balanced with innovation making this an all time favorite red wine.
30% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah
Food Pairing: This is a serious food wine. The husband and wife team hand tend all of the vineyards themselves and are some of the finest winemakers in the region. Think grilled steaks, stews, pork stuffed with prunes and rosemary...such a delight! This wine will keep and age beautifully for 8-10 years.
IGP Côtes Catalanes
60% Grenache Noir, 40% Syrah
This organic rosé dazzles with intense red fruit aromas of ripe raspberries. Lively on the palate, even tangy, its freshness lingers then resolves into bright minerality. The family-run domaine was founded in the early days of the Languedoc-Roussillon’s wine making renaissance. The vineyards lie in a valley where every one of the vineyard owners farms organically, so this is the purest fruit anywhere.
IGP Pays D’Oc
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
From the brilliant female winemaker Verena Wyss, this “beautiful song” bewitches with aromas of spice, licorice and cassis and notes of graphite. Bold complexity is balanced with smooth tannins and structure in an organic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.