Location: Austin, Texas
Wine: Le Pigeoulet des Brunier Vaucluse 2015
To go with our mac’n’cheese, French onion soup and steak, N.S. and I wanted a good bottle of red wine, one that we hadn’t tried before. Originally, we went for our tried-and-true and ordered the cabernet, but they were out of the bottle we requested (something that happens to us quite often!). Our server recommended this wine and we asked for a taste, comparing it to another selection. To our surprise, this wine was the winner, and a winner it was!
This wine comes from the Vaucluse department, located in the southeast of France and bordered by the Rhône to the west and River Durance to the south. It blends together quite a few different grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Merlot, Carignan, Cinsault, and Shiraz/Syrah. It’s medium-bodied and flavored by cherry, floral, strawberry and spices. It was a very enjoyable wine and I easily could have had another bottle.
This wine hit it out of the park, and it was all thanks to a suggestion from the Péché server. Without him, we would have never known the joy of this delightful wine!