After 27 years importing wine as the founder of Hand Picked Selections, Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased his own vineyard in Roussillon. Domaine Cabirau is located on a hillside below the ancient Cathar fortress of Queribus in the town of Maury, at one point the plot was called Cabirau.
The vines grow on steep slopes of schist, dark sharp rock that gives a distinctive mineral character to Grenache. 2019 Côtes du Roussillon red blend is 50% Grenache, 27% Carignan and 23% Syrah.
Tasting Notes: The backbone of the Syrah and Carignan ally perfectly with the opulent Grenache, giving a medium-bodied wine of intense black fruit flavors, redolent of mountain herbs.
Serve With: Approachable now, this wine will accompany fine meals of lamb, wild birds or game for years to come.