This month’s arrival of Mas Foulaquier wines is perfectly timed for the start of spring/summer. As the warm weather draws us outside into the natural world, these vibrant, low-intervention wines are the perfect accompaniment.
Located in Pic-St-Loup, among the best terroirs in the Languedoc, Foulaquier crafts delicious red blends by employing careful biodynamic viticulture. Their wines channel the region’s wildness into exuberant, fruit-and-earth mixtures that are always complex and always polished.
Our newest cuvée from Foulaquier is called “Montagnes Bleues.” It’s pure Grenache raised in concrete tanks — a crisp, vibrant, unadulterated take on the grape. At 12.5% alcohol, the 2019 bursts with beautiful strawberry fruit, hints of grenache smoke, and notes of garrigue and lavender. The mouth is smooth, crisp and crackling with delicious, relaxed tannin – the shape of a Loire Valley Cabernet Franc wrapped in a Provencal package.
There’s less “Foulaquier Funk” than usual in this wine, and we anticipate its appeal will be broader than their other cuvées. It’s the perfect summerweight red, and one to enjoy outside under a blue summer sky.
Foulaquier Montagnes Bleues 2019
bottle price: $22