Mas de Gourgonnier 2005 Les Baux de Provence ($12.99)
Dark garnet, clear violet edge. Mixed fresh berry aromas, black raspberry and strawberry and just a hint of grilled meat. Very clean and fresh, tart berry fruit backed by lip-smacking acidity and a distinct but smooth edge of tannins. Excellent food wine, continues Gourgonnier's long tradition of excellence at a very reasonable price. US Importer: Vintner Select, Mason, Ohio, and other regional importers. (Feb 5, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Versatile and food-friendly, works well with red meat or pork and poultry. It was an exceptional match with pork chops Liègeoise topped with Gruyère cheese, modified from an old Pierre Franey "60 Minute Gourmet" recipe.



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