Hand selected from the south of France
8 months in barrel transforms the ripe fruits of the Languedoc into a spice-scented barrage of red fruit with a touch of anise. Silky but still firm in tannin, budding with cassis and other garnet aromas and tastes.
Originally an island in Roman times, La Clape is an eccentric limestone massif right up against the Mediterranean.
|Pair With:||Game meats or fowl like duck breast and quail, and a shoo-in for steaks. This is your subtly big wine built for a little more complex meal than the everyday, though still beautiful with a burger and frites.|
|Type:||Syrah, Grenache, Carignan|
The Perfect Recipe - Homemade herb butter for your Steak Frites
Hereâ€™s the pro-tip on making a compound butter: make it ahead of time. Wrap up into log shape with plastic wrap Ã la torchon after itâ€™s cooled but still malleable. Eat it on everything.
Cook yourself a steak. Nothing too crazy, hanger steak would be perfect. Make some bomb french fries. Make this butter.
In a medium bowl, combine all of it. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Transfer butter mixture to a piece of plastic wrap. Roll up to form a cylinder, twisting ends of plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 week.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chervil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Â½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, 1 teaspoon coarse salt
â€Cool and coastal in the South of Franceâ€
Located less than four miles from the southern French coast, La Clape has a climate that is definitively Mediterranean: long, hot summers and relatively mild winters. The sea tempers the heat of the sun allowing the production of ripe, yet elegant wines. While La Clape is an ancient region of Roman origin, it was not until 2009 that France officially recognized its outstanding quality wine and granted the region appellation status as part of a timely reorganization effort for the Languedoc.