Tasting notes: Fuller than Pinot Noir from Burgundy, it has warm, rich nose with aromas of black cherry compote. The palate is nicely balanced with an exciting, savoury streak provided by ripe, tasty tannins.
Serving suggestions: This Pinot Noir is nicely served slightly chilled. Le Fou is lovely with Lamb Shank, Cheese Platters, Poêlée de Champignons or Baked Truffle Brie.
Story: Le Fou translates as "The Madman," as it has long been thought only a madman would try to produce the perfect Pinot Noir in Southern France. Perfection achieved, myth dispelled.
Production: A unique take on Pinot Noir from two growers' plantings in the sun drenched vineyards of the Southern Languedoc. Picked at optimum ripeness, balancing phenolics and acidity then cooled vinified to enhance the fruit flavours. No oak was used to keep this wine as pure and sensual as possible.
Syrah, Faim de Loup Pays d'Doc (2020)
Tasting notes: Enticing aromas of juicy cherry, plum and blackberry. The palate is soft, succulent and spicy with mouthfuls of lush, ripe berry fruit flavours with a touch of coffee and spice and a note of violets on the finish.
Serving suggestions: This grape variety is best served with Calamars Frits, Steak Frites, Lobster Ravioli, or Creamy Tagliatelle Pasta.
Story: Boutinot’s love affair with the Southern Rhône spans thirty years of making wine in the region. Expanding the vineyard, Boutinot and his team created Pour Le Vin. Faim de Loup means "Hungry like a wolf," and this is a wine for hearty foods and cosy nights in front of the fire.
Production: It is an energetic range of wines made from grapes sourced in the Languedoc and Gascony, providing the perfect balance between ripeness and freshness. They are made to showcase the best of French winemaking, and with the selection of five different grape varieties, there is a wine for every occasion. Based in the Southwestern Languedoc, in the Aude region, the 40 year old vines thrive on silty/sandy soil. These vines are Cordon trained and harvesting takes place in late September. The Syrah grapes are de-stemmed and macerated in tanks before being bottled.
Cabernet, Merlot Bordeaux (2020)
Tasting notes: The wine has a fine, complex nose which combines ripe, red fruits with notes of grilled toast and spices. In the mouth it is rich, structured and powerful, perfectly balanced between fruits and tannins, with a long finish.
Serving suggestions: This excellent wine will go perfectly with Entrecôte, Côte de Boeuf or Confit de Canard.
Story: In the small village of Liginiac in Corrèze, the Moueix are recognized and respected for having lived by and passed on two core values, essential to success: Discretion and Hard Work.
When Antoine Moueix (1796 – 1874), the first of the namesake, settled with his family in Lieu-dit Manzac on the Millevaches plateau, he had no idea that his descendants would establish one of the biggest wine dynasties in Bordeaux and California.
Production: The top vintage, Antoine Moueix, entirely turned into excellence, is shown as the symbol of such philosophy. Settled on the Saint-Émillion plateau, this wine is made with passion and following high standards. This 100% Merlot blend is manually harvested from the Château's old vineyards and processed traditionally through Vat and Barrel.