Languedoc-Roussillon, in the south of France. The Pays d’Oc region is the largest wine region in the world. It runs from the river Rhône to the Spanish border. The area is home to a wide variety of wines: the red, Vin de Pays wines are often spicy and charming, best drunk young. This is also possible because they are made in such a way that the skins have not been in contact with the juice for too long: the wine thus remains nicely fruity without too many tannins. Vin de Pays wines are made here from typical indigenous grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan, etc. There are also “big, famous” grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted, the climate is well suited to them. In Vin de Pays wines, the grape variety, the terroir and the passion of the winegrower are well matched. Denis Marchais is a winegrower from the Loire region. There, he mainly produces white wines (e.g. this Sauvignon and Chardonnay). At a certain point, there was a great demand for red wines and he decided to buy vineyards in the South of France. This red wine from the famous Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety (from Bordeaux) is supple and round in taste. It is fruity and has a pleasant aftertaste. The wine is now ready to drink and can be enjoyed with a nice piece of meat, whether or not from the barbecue.
And to make the gift complete: also a delicious bottle of Sauvignon by Denis Marchais from his vineyards in the Loire. Fizzy in the aroma. Fruity, fresh and soft in taste.
These wines are packed in a luxury wine gift box instead of a wooden case.
(The picture is of the packaging with the Chardonnay – the label of the Sauvignon is the same)