Wine Of The Week

Château Rigaud Faugères Organic – Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Chateau Rigaud Faugères Organic 2012 - The Wine DetectiveChâteau Rigaud is a small estate located in Languedoc-Roussilon in the French Mediterranean. The Faugères AOC is located northeast of the city of Beziers and gets unfortunately overlooked in terms of quality appellations. Lucky for us, Château Rigaud has arrived in BC and worthy of our attention. This signature Southern France blend is grown in the stony schist soil of the Faugères AOC and has been designated 100% certified organic by Ecocert. This wine is a blend of Syrah (aged 12 months in casks), Mourvèdre and Grenache (both aged 12 months in cement vats). It is a well made wine that is full-bodied, dry, and complex. It offers lush dark fruits, bold spices, fine tannins, and a good finish. Pair with steak with red wine sauce, barbecue pork ribs, and vegetable stew. Cellar until 2020.

Listing: $21.99 ( off $1 until April 30 )  SKU# 891358

Available at BC gov’t liquor stores.