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June Wine of the Month

Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Grape: 100% Cinsault

Cinsault has always been an integral, albeit relatively un-sung, colour on the Languedoc palette. It is encouraging that young winemakers are now affording it due respect, none more so than Yves Falmet, who farms the schistous soils of St Chinian with organic rigour and a real sense of purpose. His vines are 40 years old and this wine is matured in vat. The 2013 has lovely hedgerow, blackberry and red cherry flavours, very supple tannins and delightful sweetness on the finish. A most satisfying mid-week accompaniment to whatever it is that one eats mid-week, perhaps in front of a Nordic Noir? – Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer