Welcome to wine 4 in my AOC wine quest. In this wine review, we’re traveling to the south of France. The wine comes from the AOC Peznas appellation in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Wine Key Details
- Producer: Villa Symposia
- Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
- Alcohol: 14%
- Grape Varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan
- Year: 2017
The LCBO describes this wine as coming from the Midi region. Keep that in mind when you seek out this bottle at your wine shop. Asking for wines by region (e.g., Languedoc-Roussillon) may not always work, so try asking for it in different terms like “southern France.”
It is also remarkable that the label lists the grape varieties. That is quite unusual for French wines.
Wine Tasting Notes
Dark purple and nearly wholly opaque.
A restrained aroma with hints of cherries.
The cherries balance slight bitterness. The wine has a very short finish. The wine did evolve to a degree after being opened. If the first taste doesn’t impress, give the wine some time and return to it later.
About The Producer
The wine producer is relatively new to the wine world, with a start in 2003. The winery mainly produces two types of wine: L’Origine and L’Equilibre. The wine producers follow the regional custom of making wine blends rather than single grape varietals.
According to INFINIVIN, the wine should be aired for 20-30 minutes before serving. Ah, I didn’t quite know that. In addition, the recommended food pairing is BBQ or another meat dish.