Tasting notes: In the glass, the wine has a bright ruby colour with a fresh, herby, garrigue nose. A touch of liquorice is followed by full-flavoured and intense, typically southern flavours. Equal measures of Syrah, Carignan and Grenache and a dash of Mouvèdre provide youth, excellent balance and generous and gentle structure.
Food match: A hearty southern red that would shine alongside a cassoulet, spaghetti dishes or pizza.
Region : Languedoc, France
Grapes : Syrah 30%, Carignan 30%, Grenache Noir 30%
Alcohol : 13,5%
About Clos Bagatelle :
"Near the city of Béziers, in the Languedoc, the countryside becomes wild and beautiful in the area around Saint-Chinian. The 60-hectare property of Clos Bagatelle is located on the outskirts of the town and wine has been produced here for nearly 400 years.
The Domaine had been passed from mother to daughter for five generations when Marie-Françoise, the mother of the current owners, took over the property and set about renovating the vineyard.
Since 1995, the next generation, Christine Deleuze and her brother Luc Simon have continued the family tradition; adding the Donnadieu and Assignan vineyards to the family holdings and producing wines of great character. Everything is hand-picked and sorted and there is minimal intervention in the vineyard. Christine, dynamic and clearly passionate about her wines, is working hard to increase the sustainability of winemaking at Clos Bagatelle."