Cotes Catalanes, France
$13 / $74.10 / $148.20
It is hard to believe that Languedoc-Roussillon still exists as a hyphenated wine region, since Roussillon is such a distinct area with a proud Catalan personality. Cotes Catalanes is about 20 miles north of the Spanish border in the Pyrenees. Winemakers here are making a lot of interesting wine. And Corinne and Damien Deneufbourg are no exception. Enter their beautifully structured Syrah. Dark, deep, and with plenty of dried herb and black fruit notes, this wine is all natural. It showcases gritty tannin, earth, and elegant acidity. Pair with grilled meats, roasts, and sausages.