Domaine André Brunel 2005 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Grenache ($10.00)
Very dark garnet with a thin, clear edge. Good, fresh and rather delicate raspberry aroma. Red fruit carries over in the flavor, appealing but no "fruit bomb," with a subtle "stony" minerality adding character and fresh-fruit acidity building balance. Very attractive wine. US Importer: Robert Kacher Selections, Washington, D.C. (Mar 1, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: A good companion with red meat or sharp cheese. It worked well with beef carbonnades a la flammande. Although this classic Belgian stew is made with beer and goes well with beer, it bridged the gap nicely with this tart, fruity Grenache.



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