Posted by: Peter Springett | December 5, 2009

Mas Cristine red wine gets the vote from Jancis Robinson

Good to see a local winemaker getting the nod from Financial Times wine critic Jancis Robinson who listed her best reds of the year in an article today.

This 40% Syrah and 60% Grenache noir mix  is “Very vibrant and exciting and rather thrilling if you can take the alcohol. Good, dry finish”. The 2007 vintage should be drunk between 2009 and 2013.

Mas Cristine is near to Argeles-sur-Mer so visitors the villa can pick up a bottle or two after a visit to the beach about 20 minutes drive from Fourques.  In the UK it’s available from Noel Young, Theatre of Wine for £11. So I’m guessing about 6-8 euros locally.

On a separate note, our local supermarket prodded me in the direction of a Bourgogne Aligote this morning during an informal wine tasting. Like so many people I’ve overdosed on Chardonnay during recent years so this light, slightly acidic, peachy white came as pleasant relief. More on Les Chapitres de Jaffelin here.


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