Madame F is 100% Grenache from the bountiful vineyards of the Pays d’Oc . These are a world away from tight controls and strict guidelines of the AOCs and allows winemakers to experiment and make the wines they really want to drink.
Grenache makes some of the world’s tastiest and most expensive wines (like Châteauneuf’s £400- Château Reyas) and some of the juicest, best value – like this.
Vines up to 80 years in age deliver much lower volumes of fruit – but that fruit is intensely concentrated and so much more flavoursome.
Judges at the prestigious Sommelier Awards picked this as one of their best value ‘house’ wines.
Tasting note:< Rich, ruby red, with earthy aromas and smoky herbs, a good balance of tannin and acids and brimful of plum, blackcurrant and spice, softened with a little vanilla oak.