FINEST MINERVOIS LA LIVINIERE, 2016
A richer red, full of blackberry and blueberry, ready to match meatier dishes. This is a real warming wine for the winter months and the ideal example of that old adage, ‘what grows together goes together’. Vineyard managers in the South of France may battle against wild boar but, when it comes to cooking the beasts, their wines can form a perfect pairing, with the high percentage of syrah in this Minervois providing plenty of dark fruit to match the posh piggy in the pie. There’s a hit of tannin that quickly settles down into the background, adding to its food-friendly credentials.