Producer: Domaine Castelnau
Grapes: Syrah, Cinsault
Production: Sustainable (Lutte Raisonnee)
Nutshell: Fruity, Light
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
About Domaine Castelnau
Christophe Muret was once the biggest exporter of melons in France, apparently selling over a million a year to the UK alone. He lived in Moissac, famous for Chasselas eating grapes and once he decided enough was enough, he sold up and moved to the hills where Picpoul de Pinet is made and set up his own wine producing domaine, an enterprise that yields nowhere near the profits of melons, but far more life style, and so he continues on his path. His enthusiasm for his vines, which he cultivates on a minimal intervention principle (and is in effect organic), is infectious, but it is his love of Syrah that is absolutely fantastic.
Light and fruity easy drinking wine from a great producer in the Languedoc. There's a floral hint as well but this takes background to the ripe black fruits.