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DAY 12
LATITUDE 44
RED BLEND
LANGUEDOC
FRANCE

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ABOUT LATITUDE 44

Crafted with precision and passion, this exquisite wine marries the noble varietals of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan, each contributing its unique personality to the blend. The Syrah brings a velvety texture and a bouquet of dark fruits, while the Grenache adds a touch of warmth with its ripe cherry notes. Completing the ensemble, the Carignan lends a lively acidity and hints of wild herbs, creating a harmonious balance that dances on the palate.

 

ABOUT THE LANGUEDOC WINE REGION

The Languedoc wine region, located in the southern part of France along the Mediterranean coast, is one of the country's largest and most diverse wine-producing areas. Renowned for its varied terroir, which includes coastal plains, rolling hills, and rugged mountains, Languedoc produces a wide range of wines that reflect its unique landscape. The region is famous for its robust red wines, particularly those made from grape varieties such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Carignan, often blended to create complex and full-bodied wines. Languedoc also produces crisp, refreshing white wines from varieties like Picpoul and Marsanne, as well as distinctive rosés. With a winemaking history that dates back to ancient times, Languedoc has embraced modern viticulture while preserving traditional techniques, leading to a renaissance in quality and innovation. Today, it stands out for its commitment to organic and sustainable practices, making it a dynamic and essential part of the French wine landscape.

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

Here are five excellent food pairings for French red blends:
 

  1. Cassoulet: This traditional French dish, featuring slow-cooked beans, duck confit, and sausages, pairs beautifully with the robust and hearty nature of a Languedoc red blend, complementing its earthy and spicy notes.
     

  2. Grilled Lamb Chops: The savory, tender flavors of grilled lamb chops harmonize with the deep fruit and herbal characteristics of the red blend, creating a balanced and satisfying pairing.
     

  3. Ratatouille: The medley of vegetables in this Provençal dish, with its rich tomato base and aromatic herbs, matches well with the wine’s complexity and vibrant acidity.
     

  4. Roasted Duck: The rich, gamey flavor of roasted duck is an excellent match for the bold fruit and peppery undertones of a Languedoc red blend, enhancing both the dish and the wine.
     

  5. Aged Gouda: The nutty, caramel-like flavors of aged Gouda complement the wine’s deep fruit and spice profile, providing a delightful contrast and balance to its tannic structure.

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