Maison Delafont Mosaique Languedoc Rouge
Samuel Delafont is a force of nature – half French, half Viking, and 100% dedicated to rewriting the story of the Languedoc wine region and showing the enormous potential of one of our favourite parts of France. It is no exaggeration to say that his wines would cost a fortune if they were made in one of the more ‘prestigious’ regions – a point that was proved when his wines were selected for the winelist at the Élysée Palace for pouring at formal state events (the first time this honour has been bestowed upon a producer from Languedoc). You can just imagine how many feathers were ruffled in Bordeaux and Burgundy….
This wine would give any quality Rhône red a serious run for its money – we would certainly drink this wine over ‘serious’ wines from the commercial brands any day. A sublime blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre, it has a beautiful palate weight, with luscious fruits and fragrant garrigue* notes balanced by an elegant line of acidity, and a touch of minerality. Taste this wine now to understand why these kind of boutique Languedoc wines are the best value wines in France.
*What is garrigue you might ask? Quite simply it is the term used by the French to describe the mix of low growing fragrant, scrubland bushes that cover much of the ground in this part of the world. Typically a combination of lavender, rosemary, thyme and juniper – the best way to think of it is a bouquet of Herbes de Provence.
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