Les Petit Mises, Vin de Tables de Ping-Pong (2019). Hérault, France. Carignan.
Carignan from vines between sixty and one hundred years old, planted over fine, silty soils down by the river. Picked at the beginning of the harvest, the grapes were destemmed and spent a month on skins, before being pressed off to glass demijohns for eighteen months of élevage. A luminous wine of infinite charm, the perfume really jumps out of the glass here. Remarkably pure fruited, uplifting and nourishing, it is so versatile on the table.