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Featured Wine of the Week: Mont Tauch Grenache Blanc 2009

white wine glasses 111 300x225 Featured Wine of the Week: Mont Tauch Grenache Blanc 2009White Grenache is Not Everyday, but Worth the Wait

By Eric Duncan & Matt Goldstein

The Mont Tauch Winery is based in Tuchan located in the wine making region of Languedoc, Southern France.  Rated an 88 by Wine Spectator, this white Grenache is available for just under $15.  Tasting Notes of the Mont Tauch Grenache Blanc:  A crisp light scent, thin light beige and light gold color, slight pear and slight fruit taste but not sweet.  The Grenache Blanc is a thin crisp beautiful flavor and very refreshing in the summertime.  The brilliance of this wine is the crisp finish subtly in the flavor.  We would drink this wine again and again.  It’s one of our favorites.

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About the Mont Tauch Winery:

Set in the Languedoc’s dramatic landscape of picturesque hills and Cathar castles, Mont Tauch is one of France’s leading cooperatives, based in the heart of the Fitou appellation in the southern France.

Mont Tauch covers 1950 hectares made up of 7,000 small vineyards dotted around the villages of Tuchan, Paziols, Villeneuve and Durban. Each village is recognised for its specific terroir and for the character of its wines.

The charming beauty of the villages and the vineyards that surround them, delight the senses just like the outstanding quality of the wines. Mont Tauch produces a wide range of great AOC wines and Vin de Pays suitable for all occasions. The wines reflect this exceptional natural wealth of diversity and beauty in the Mediterranean landscape.

Named after the mountain, which towers above the cooperative’s state-of-the-art new winery, Mont Tauch is surrounded by wild garrigue – the Mediterranean terrain rich with the scent of thyme, rosemary, lavender and juniper.

Mont Tauch’s wines are a genuine expression of this terroir, which has been shared for centuries by the vignerons and the many wild boar that roam the hills of Fitou, gorging themselves on the grapes and gnawing at the vine shoots. Indeed, the wild boar is used as the Mont Tauch logo. It is not surprising that boar hunting, along with rugby, is one of the region’s most passionately pursued sports; and nothing washes down a wild boar casserole or saucisson better than a satisfying glass of Mont Tauch Fitou.

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