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Monday, September 15th, 2008

Beregrie de la Bastide rosé, Vin de Pays de Méditerranée 2008 £15.50/£5.20/£3.50

Where:  Languedoc, France

Grape:   40% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet, 25% Cinsault


Style  Easy drinking rose with vibrant red berry fruit flavours and a very more-ish appeal.  


Food:  Great on its own or to be served with salads and pasta dishes.



Domaine de Tamary “Elegance” , Cotes de Provence 2007 £22.00


Where: Provence, South East France

Grapes: 50%  Cinsault  40% Grenache  and 10% Syrah  (traditional Provence varieties)

Vineyard:   Location near the sea allows a cooling breeze which leads to a slower and more progressive maturation of the grapes giving the wines better aromatic structure.



Style:  The colour is the very spirit of Provence – pale pink, crystalline and limpid. The nose is pretty unveiling aromas of bergamot and sweet jasmine and exotic red berry fruits while the palate picks up notes of mango and lychee with a savoury edge of peach stone and citrus.


Food: John Dory, tapenade, grilled summer veg.