Once called Septimania and governed by the Romans, the region now known as the Languedoc-Roussillon still features remnants of ancient roadways and other signs of the Roman occupation. Corbières, a sparsely populated, mountainous area within Languedoc, is home to the vineyards that produced this rustic wine, composed of 60% Carignane, 20% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The flavors of blueberry, plum and blackberry could best be characterized as plump and supple, with a captivating spice element on the finish. This red is sure to win over hearts and palates, especially when paired with rich poultry or pork dishes.
Recipe PairingsQuail With Fregola And Olives
Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic, was originally a lawyer. He discovered wine in college, while dating his now wife, who studied abroad in France. Parker's critcial writing style was inspired by consumer advocate Ralph Nader.