Tasting Note :
Boasting an impressive award pedigree – including two coveted gold medals for this 2014 – Cabalié is the wine to drink after a long day of empire building. From the talented Hervé Sabardeil, it’s made in the opulent style Roman soldiers enjoyed 2,000 years ago. With a wine heritage dating back to 2nd century BC, the village of Maury is home to some of France's oldest vines. In the cellar, Hervé adds a smooth twist: a splash of the village's powerful fortified Grenache (also called ‘Maury’). If you're so inclined, sip this emperor-style, out of a big, ornate goblet. The rich, warming and complex character of this Grenache-dominant blend makes it ideal for enjoying on a chilly night. In Maury, they’d pair it with hearty dishes like navarin (lamb stew with root vegetables), braised lamb shanks or cassoulet, southern France’s famous duck and lentil casserole. And of course, it’s also smooth and fruity enough to sip on its own.