Ombre is a blend of grenache and syrah form a small village "Pays d' Herault" with in the Languedoc-Roussillon AOC. This wine boasts aromas of bright strawberry, red current, tart raspberry and soft red floral notes. A fresh and round rose that carries a touch of sweetness and welcoming acidly.
A great summer wine, refreshing and complementary with many delicate food flavors.
Pairings: A great aperitif, crisp salads, olives, tomato salad, soft mild cheeses, grilled & smoked meats.
Province Cuisine: Real Provençal cuisine is high-spirited but simple, focusing on preserving the taste and texture of seasonal, fresh ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, saffron, peppers, anchovies, olives, olive oil and wild herbs
It is above all Mediterranean and “familial”—la cuisine de grand-mère. It isn’t restaurant cooking, la haute cuisine, for which France is justly famous. Below is a list of some of the more traditional dishes—but don’t forget that most menus loyally respect the seasons.
In early autumn, the first game and the wild mushrooms arrive. In January and February, truffles are in season, bringing their inimitable flavour to omelettes and pasta. Winter is also the season for the daubes—beef or lamb cooked slowly in a sauce of wine and vegetables. In April, asparagus appears, followed by broad beans, melons from Cavaillon and strawberries from Carpentras. Then come cherries in May and June, followed by peaches, nectarines, apricots, and eventually, figs, apples,
While Province and Languedoc-Roussillon may be the most respected wine producing regions in southern France, Vin de Pays wines are continually gaining attention by consumers. With the consistent Mediterranean climate (the entire wine producing area lies on the coast of the Mediterranean sea) and limestone ridden soils, the Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Wine Region has become one of the standout Vin de Pays areas in southern France. Like the rest of southern France, the wines are commonly blends of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. But rather than being required to adhere to stringent AOP regulations, the Vin de Pays de L’Hérault designation has more lenient requirements, including the authorized use of international varietals in the blends. For detailed reviews and ratings on these unique red blends, check out our Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Wine Ratings.