Mas de Gourgonnier 1999 Les Baux de Provence ($9.99)
Very dark ruby with a reddish glint. Earthy black fruit with distinct but muted "barnyard" notes. Flavors consistent, ripe and tart; fragrant pepper and zippy acidity in a long finish. US Importer: Vintner Select, Cincinnati, North Berkeley Wine Merchant and other regional distributors. (Jan 26, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's earthy fruit makes for an exceptional match with an aromatic Asian dish, braised home-style pork with bok choy and spinach and lots of ginger and garlic.

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