Domaine de Berane 'Les Agapes' Red Blend Rhone (Ventoux), France 2019

Domaine de Berane 'Les Agapes' Red Blend Rhone (Ventoux), France 2019

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Domaine de Berane is so committed to the health of their vineyards that they chose the local gecko to be the mascot of their endeavor; a tiny, sensitive creature, the gecko cannot tolerate any pollution to its environment. This husband and wife winemaking team trained in Burgundy and Beaujolais before finding their dream domaine 20 years ago, in the shadow of Provence's Mount Ventoux. Being on the Mediterranean side of the mountain gives them all the beneficial effects from the sea, including a mistral wind that keeps the grapes dry and helps them maintain organic cultivation, without the need for anti-fungal sprays.

We get the characteristic concentrated dark fruits of Provence from this mostly Grenache blend, laced with black pepper and warm spices. This is an excellent food wine, full of texture and flavor, but an easy everyday drinker, as its name suggests (Les Agapes referring to the meal after a hard day's work).

Food Ideas: blue cheese burgers, smoked portabella mushroom sandwich w/romesco sauce, braised leg of lamb, pork tamales w/chile verde