Domaine Laballe, Cotes de Gascogne Rouge "Terres Basses", Gascony, France 2019
50% Merlot, 25% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
BLACK PLUM & CURRANT, EARTHY CLAY & BLACK TEA LEAVES
Gascony, in the southwestern corner of France, is a gastronomic gem and home to decadent cheeses, patés, game, and legendary brandy. Its viticulture provides us with outlandishly refreshing whites, or “patio wines,” as well as brutish, tannic reds made from Tannat. This blend of Merlot, Cab Sauv, and the aforementioned Tannat, however, is medium-bodied and gentle with ample, earthy complexities and food-friendly brightness. A delight!
Serving Suggestion: Cornish beef pasties. Black bean, sweet potato, & kale empanadas. Duck confit w/ scalloped potatoes & braised red cabbage.