Friday, November 27, 2009

2007 Minervois

2006 Chateau de Gourgazaud

2007 Château de Gourgazaud, AC Minervois

Profound wines are what everyone chases after, but sometimes I'm just as happy drinking simple wines that have a personality and regional character. I've been repeating that ideal for quite some time now, but it's a philosophy that needs to be on everyone's mind when they're drinking wine - if a wine is not true to where its grapes are grown, then it is not a great wine, and it does not possess the true taste.

Colour is never a problem with these wines. Minervois, in the south of France, about 30 km north-east of the Spanish border. Deep, dense fruits, with a surprising elegance. Hefty, meat character, finishing with a scent of wild herbs. Beautiful with steak au poivre. Perfect on an otherwise unremarkable evening.

DF

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