Region: Vin de Pays d'Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Grape(s): Carignan, Syrah Winemaker: Laurent Batlle Drinks Best: Now
The ‘Heretiques’ is a classic “bistro wine” that’s loaded with more character and personality than we usually find at this price. Unlike many wines of this ilk, Marie-Pierre Iche and oenologist Laurent Batlle don’t use the young vines on the estate for their inexpensive cuvee, but instead source Carignan and Syrah vines that are 40 to over 100 years old. Half of the wine is fermented in neutral barrels while half of the wine is made by carbonic maceration, which creates a wine that is plump with ripeberry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, this delicious value finishes with a nice lift of herbs and peppery spice.
Already packaged up, ready to go, and stacked at the front of the store, our monthly Sir Walt’s Six Pack is a great opportunity to try something new at an even better deal at 20% off the regular price.