Among France’s oldest wine growing regions is the Languedoc in the south. Minervois is the appellation within this area and has a Mediterranean climate. With the best soil and hot summers, the grapes are able to ripen perfectly.The extreme winds assist retain the acidity to the fruit and balance the wines. Domaine Des Homs can trace it’s heritage back to 1865 when Paul De Crozals discovered this prime balcony in the appellation. Today and generations later on Jean Marc De Crozals directs the wine making team and all of the estate fruit is naturally grown.This wine is 100% cinsault and if you enjoy a pinot noir I think you
‘ll like this grape. The red wine starts with aromas of strawberries, cherry and tips of white pepper. Flavors of cassis, blueberry, spice and subtle herbal notes zip on the palate.The white wine is fresh and juicy but all the method dry. More medium bodied with mouthwatering level of acidity. A super food friendly red.Pair with: roast duck, grilled salmon, blackened Mahi or Brie cheese.Price:$ 17.99– Jeff Anderson is sommelier at Westside Liquor.