Mas Foulaquier GRAN' Tonillieres 2011

It comes from the oldest vines in Pic St. Loup (a freakish winter in 1956 killed every vine in the appellation, so the very oldest date from 1957); and the low yields add a classiness that we think is unmatched in the Languedoc. The fruits are dark -- cassis and blackberry – and the tannins are exceptionally ripe and fine-grained. Gran’T is raised half in vats and half in large foudres (enormous barrels that mature the wine through micro-oxygenation but don’t add oak flavors). Here’s a wine to match with your most elegant dishes – veal medallions in demi-glace, for example. Or try it after the salad, with an aged cow’s milk cheese or a sheep’s milk cheese from the Basque country.

HKD $330
AOP Pic Saint-Loup
Organic blend of 50% Carignan, 50% Grenache