Great dinner last night at http://www.restaurant-delauzun.com/ in Gignac. I was very impressed with the wine list and the wine service. The front of house manager used to work at Terrasse de Mimosa in Montpeyroux so we had a nice catch up. Given the crowds for Vinisud will be likely finding their way here. I wanted to check out the new chef and the new style of cooking. It’s modern, and for 100 euros, the same four courses with wine and coffee would easily have been 50 percent more in Paris. This is a find and worth the drive from Montpellier if one is ever in the area.
The 2007 Domaine de Mouscaillo Blanc from Limoux was a stunningly bone dry Chardonnay. It was like springtime harvest apples. Green flavors in a good way, dried limes, pears. Yummy. The second was was made from the rare Carignan Blanc grape, a 2010 Mas Gabriel Clos de Papillons. What an exotic treat. Think Chenin Blanc but with more of everything.
I ended the night, skipping the dessert wine, a Maury, to savor the 2008 La Reserve d'O Rouge, (a wine from just between Gignac and Montpeyroux made from mostly Grenache with some Syrah. It's a bio-dynamic wine, but loaded with fruit that is full of raspberries and blueberry flavor.
Three lovely wines with an equally appealing dinner.