Chateau Massiac Minvervois Rouge 2016
A serious red at a not so serious price! From the Minvervois near Carcasson and not far from the sea, Massiac harvest their grapes (syrah, grenache and mourvedre) are harvested at slight “surmaturité” to better capture the profound scents and flavors of the surrounding hillside “garrigue”. The cuvaison continues for at least a month; then, the wine is racked into tank for aging. The wine is bottled 20-24 months after harvest. As the wine ages in bottle, it develops enticing notes of juniper, rosemary and thyme as well as the savory flavors of wild berries and a hint of the “animal” . All in all, one of the more compelling values in French reds.