Maris La Touge 2012

If you are looking for a simply wonderful tasting everyday red wine that pairs well with everything then this wine is for you.  Made up of a combo of Syrah &  Grenache its organically made in France and very moderately priced at about 15.00 per bottle.  A more complete description from the producer is below but I find this to be one of best everyday reds I have experienced and while I enjoyed the 2011 I think the 2012 is even better.

La Touge 2012 is a blend of 60% Syrah and40% Grenache grown on hard and soft limestone and alluvial soils. vinification happens in a mix of concrete and conical oak foudre and it is aged for 12 months in 30% new oak and the rest in two and three years barrels. Like all our wines, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered and is thus suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The nose is ripe black fruits (blackcurrants, elderberries) notes alongside more spicy characteristics (pepper, herbs). The palate is very attractive with firm yet silky tannins. Aromatic, spicy with a fabulously generous weight.