2018 Maris Languedoc Rouge - Languedoc-Roussillon, France
This entry-level from Maris is a quintessential example of a southern French red - earthy, honest and unpretentious - that's as easy on the palate as it is on the wallet. It's a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from biodynamically-farmed limestone and clay vineyards that are surrounded by lavender, thyme, garrigue and pine. Fermented and aged in concrete tanks, this medium-bodied, balanced red displays perfect ripeness with fresh red and black berry flavors with moderately firm tannins on the finish. Pairs perfectly with burgers, pasta and hard cheese.