Originally Posted by james_timothy
It's a Languedoc, Pio, only a couple of kilometers from the Mediterranean. That blend seems to be found a lot along the coast from Catalonia to Bandol.
There's a spicy minerality in it that I also find in the Tavel rose I've been drinking, and it is that overtone that I like with meat covered in BBQ sauce. I've drank more southern rhone than northern rhone; of the southern rhones the key seems to be near the coast more than anything else.
Am I getting close to what you are asking?
Yes, I corrected myself when I realized where it was from. The "garrigue" made me think I might be wrong and so I was
When I know something is a red blend, Syrah heavy, and from France I automatically assume northern Rhone.
That's exaclty what I was looking for, btw.