The Roussillon is a vast, hugely exciting vineyard region between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. It pays to look out for ‘Villages’ wines from places like Tauteval, whose Château Mas Seguala always makes rich, warming reds that make you sit up and take notice. With a few years of bottle age, this release is now at its drinking peak.
Remote Tauteval hit the headlines when fossilised 450,000-year-old human skeletons were found there five decades ago
The discovery focused world attention on this tiny corner of the Roussillon – yet its wines still fly under the radar. So the very best reds, like this release, offer exceptional value for money
It’s a classic southern French blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan
Tasting note: Ruby colour with a mature, orange-brown tinge. Juicy raspberry aromas and distinct wild herb and black pepper notes. The palate has a perfect balance of ripe red fruit, spice and oak, all underpinned by soft, supple tannins. Enjoy with ratatouille or roast belly pork and crackling.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 225 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.