If you had winds blowing through your hair over 300 days a year, it might drive you a little nutty. Fortunately, grapevines thrive when the windy conditions are just right because disease pressures blow right away. One of the best windy wine regions in the world is Languedoc Roussillonin the south of France.
The 2019 Bernard Magrez 6 Vents Minervois is named for winds that blow through Minervois 300 to 350 days each year. These winds allow for wine growing with little intervention in the vineyard, and that’s one of the reasons that some of the best wines in the south of France come from Minervois.
In addition to the favorable conditions, this wine is from Bernard Magrez. He’s a legend in the wine industrywho owns 43 vineyards around the world with a large concentration of them in France. You’ll find his vineyards in the south in Languedoc, Roussillon, and Provence. Further up north, he owns four esteemed grand cru classé Châteaux in Bordeaux. Magrez knows French wine.
The 6 Vents is a blend of two classic grapes that love the conditions in the south of France—Grenache, and Syrah. Wines from the region are excellent value in any vintage, and the 2019 vintage from Languedoc Roussillon verges on “excellent” according to Wine Scholar Guild.
Of course, a vintage that verges on excellence is bound to have wines that hit that excellent mark, and 6 Vents is one of them. James Suckling describes the wine as “smoky and savory with a mineral edge,” rating it 91 points. That makes the wine perfect for pairing with roasted meats and vegetables, cured meats, heavier fish, or smokey barbecue.
With our discount of over 30% off, BHW has the Lowest Price Anywhereon this Grenache/Syrah blend. This excellent wine is under $20, a crazy good value. This is the kind of value that our free shipping with 6 or more bottles is made for!