I have served this wine with a couple of different dishes. They suggest it be served with stews and braised meats. The also recommend lamb, cassoulet, stuffed eggplant, Camembert. The recipe that came with the wine as a suggested pairing was French Inspired Cheese Fondue.
I found it went well with pizza....
....and with Chicken Marsala
They said it smells like white pepper, mint, redcurrent, raspberry, and rhubarb. When I did my tasting the best description I could come with as far as aroma was "fruit":-)
On the palate they describe spices, herbs, lavender, and soft tannins with a peppery finish. My description was fruit:-) Granted I have a lot to learn!
If I had a million dollars I would take a trip to the location of origin of this wonderful wine. That means I would be going to France. Saint-Chinian, France. Lets go....
We would fly into Beziers, a 30 minute drive from our hotel Chateau Les Carrasses.
(Photos from their site)
And look there is a castle near by....
Yes, you are right I can't afford to go to France but I can pretend and I can pretend while sipping a delicious glass of 2015 Pas ordinaries Saint Chinian Blend wine:-)
Happy wine tasting and travel even if it is dream travel