2009 Jean-Louis Denois Grande Cuvée Limoux
One of the rising stars of the Languedoc, Jean Louis Denois makes exciting, world-class wines that nonetheless remain amazingly inexpensive. His vineyards sit in the very southwestern corner of France, at the foot of the Pyrenees, and include red, white and sparkling wines. All of the Denois wines are made from perilously low-yielding vines, and vinified with as little interference as possible. The Grande Cuvée rouge, an unusual blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, and 10% Syrah, admirable balance and richness. Raspberry, dark chocolate, and hints of damson plum make this a lovely red to enjoy on its own, or as the perfect accompaniment to roast duck or grilled salmon. Since the 2009 vintage the wine is vinfied with 100% organically grown grapes. 14% abv.