Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gerard Bertrand "Grand Terrior" Tautavel Cotes des Roussillon Villages 2006

This is a village level wine from Tautavel in the Roussillon. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it's a typical decent, affordable French wine in the under £10 range. Most of the supermarkets are coming up with wines like these, and they offer a very good alternative to the dull New World plonk that gets shoved in your face for the same price.

I actually found this a bit tannic, but we had it following a spicy meal, so perhaps that didn't do wonders for the taste. I wouldn't say that's a bad thing anyways. Usually wines like this are quite soft and easy drinking, but this had a bit more character to it. Besides that, it was pleasant, with good fruit and depth, and like I mentioned earlier a bit of a rustic edge to it.

"Grand Terroir" Tautavel Cotes des Roussillon Villages
Tautavel, Roussillon, France

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