2019 Les Cigales Dans La Fourmilière Rue de la Peste
Rue de la Peste is a blend of Carignan and Syrah which is a fresh wine that has both depth and savoury concentration.
This wine has good structure but does not dominate food, but rather provides a savoury accompaniment. It is a perfect wine for those who want a bit more “heft” in their wines without resorting to highly tannic, aggressive wines. Montpeyroux, where Julie lives, is quite close to Saint Chinian which is the “spiritual” home of the Carignan grape variety. It is in the rugged terrain around this area where the grape variety thrives. The Syrah gives it strength on the finish to ensure that this is a well-rounded wine which has been cleverly blended to bring out the best qualities of each of the varieties.