2011 Le Coteau, Coteaux du Languedoc, Domaine Henry – 6.50€
François Henry at Domaine Henry really has a reputation for his red St. Georges d’Orques, but he also makes a simple red Coteaux du Languedoc, what he calls a vin de copains.
It is a blend of Syrah, Carignan, Cinsaut and Grenache, given a short maceration, so that the palate is fresh and ripe, with a streak of tannin and some juicy fruit.
It makes a perfect red wine for the summer and I would serve it slightly chilled to emphasise the freshness. Or if you prefer something even lighter, there is also Le Coteau rosé.
34680 S. Georges d’Orques
04 67 45 57 74