2020 Domaine de la Femme Allongée Cuvée Camprigou
Saint-Chinian, Languedoc, France
Mont Caroux in Saint-Chinian is nicknamed “La Femme Allongée” or “The Elongated Woman” because of its noticeable shape that can be seen from the Mediterranean Sea. This young estate started in 2007 by Jean-Paul, with vineyards growing in the shadow of the mountain on parcels of limestone and red clay. Before becoming Domaine de la Femme Allongée, Bruno Gracia operated Domaine de Tabatau. A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mouvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. Long macerations, blending the free-run juice with the pressed juice and aged in tank creates a wine with a perfumed nose of red fruit and a surprisingly fresh palate with black pepper and the herbal garrigue the south of France is synonymous with. Pair with cassoulet, braised veal or beef stews, or enjoy with cured saucisson sec and hard cheeses.