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Piemonte and Roussillon are two of the most renowned regions for dry red wine in the world; Piemonte for many centuries, and Roussillon part of a newer wave of wine appreciation. While some Piemontese reds are dark and powerful, the majority are transparent, fragrant and welcome at the table with many dishes. Roussillon reds span a wide range of intensities, but the dark, mineral, age-worthy wines of Domaine du Mas Blanc in Collioure are classic examples.

    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Clos du Moulin”

    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Clos du Moulin”

    FranceRoussillonCollioure AOP

    13.5% Alc/Vol

    One of three single-vineyard Collioure “crus” produced by Domaine du Mas Blanc, “Clos du Moulin” comes from a 1.8-hectare plot, southeast-facing, on the banks of the river Baillaury. The soil is schist mixed with gravel and sand. Vinification is traditional: Mourvèdre and Counoise (10%) are hand-harvested from goblet vines, trodden by foot, and fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts. Matured in old Bordeaux barrels for at least one year, “Clos du Moulin” is simultaneously dark and brooding, carnal and oceanic. Notes of blackberry, dried blood, cured tobacco, tapenade, violet and bay leaf speak to the grandeur and savagery of this unique terroir. Enjoy with spit-fired lamb, smoked duck and truffles. Capable of continued improvement over the next 12-15 years. Full details

    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Clos du Moulin”
    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Clos du Moulin”
    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Les Junquets”

    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Les Junquets”

    FranceRoussillonCollioure AOP

    13.5% Alc/Vol

    One of three single-vineyard Collioure “crus” produced by Domaine du Mas Blanc, “Les Junquets” comes from a steeply-terraced, west-facing parcel of the region’s celebrated schist soils. Vinification is traditional: Old-vine Syrah and a small section of Marsanne and Roussanne (which together comprise 10% of the blend) are hand-harvested from miniscule yields, trodden by foot and fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts. Matured in old Bordeaux barrels for at least one year, this wine boasts great dimension and savory mineral depths, with notes of cassis, smoked venison and garrigue herbs underscored by a telltale iodine signature. Enjoy with all manner of roasted game, porcini mushroom or risotto. Capable of continued improvement over the next 10-12 years. Full details

    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Les Junquets”
    Domaine du Mas Blanc Collioure “Les Junquets”
    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

    ItalyPiemonteRuchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

    12.0% Alc/Vol

    Strikingly aromatic, with notes of rose petal, violet, black cherry and bitter almond, Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferratto boasts a classic Piemontese structure and complexity, its firm tannins reminiscent of Nebbiolo (at a fraction of the price). With air, it takes on a gentle spice and rustic elegance. Approachable now, it should age well for more than a decade. Full details

    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG