High-toned blueberry notes underpinned by Carignan's tarry black fruit. Serve with a slight chill.
"Bastide", referring to a fortified farm, is dark, richly-scented, and full of the herbal spice flavors of this mountain region. Managed with verve by the family of Francoise Le Calvez, Coupe Roses farms 100 acres in small plots in the high Minervois. Their wine is born from vines growing in limestone soils amid the fragrant underbrush of the Mediterranean hinterland.