|La Croix Irresistible 2008|
My dear readers, I am writing this post in Marseille, France. While you are reading this post, I might even moved to another city of Provence.
Life is beautiful around here. Dinners last at least 2-3 hours, and people drink wines in lunch, dinner, or whenever they want to. I got used to it very quickly. I can’t always have 2-3 hours lasting dinners though, but I ordered so many wines without even chosing them by name or region. We just ordered “vin de pays” (the category just above the lowest one) in carafe pr ordered wine in glass and they were nice.
I have a notebook with me to make tasting notes, but I could not make any notes yet, because I don’t even see the bottle of the wines we order, so basically I don’t know what I’m drinking. We only ordered the wine that you see in the above picture willingly and knowingly.
We chosed this wine when we had a dinner in Marseille, very close to the harbour. The wine menu was divided in regiouns of France, and we chosed a wine among the ones under “Provence”. This was a very nice, fruity, a little tannic but round wine. I learned later that it was made of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache. I think it is not as strong as Bordeaux wines. I believe I can tell you more about Provence wines after I taste a few more of them in the following days.