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WINE OF THE WEEK: Château la Canorgue Rouge 2017, Luberon, France

£15.95, Yapp Brothers

I wasn't planning to do another Provence red as Wine of the Week so soon, but I can't resist this and it's altogether different. Despite not being all that far geographically from Château Vignelaure – around 60km to the northwest – it's a different region. This is Luberon, where Provence meets the southern Rhône and the grape varieties reflect the southern Rhône.

Château la Canorgue's red, a blend of Syrah, Grenache and old-vine Carignan, is dark, powerful and mouth-filling with melting tannins and flavours of sun-warmed raspberries and blackberries, Mediterranean herbs, dark chocolate, black pepper and black olives. It was a very good partner for a chick pea, chorizo and saffron stew, roast cauliflower with caraway and roast tomatoes but could take much more meaty dishes – slow-roast shoulder of lamb, blackened steak, a substantial duck cassoulet – and although ready for drinking, I'd happily keep it another four years. It's only very lightly filtered, so may through a deposit. 14.5%

The 35-ha Canorgue estate, now in the hands of the fourth and fifth generation of the Margan family, sits in the heart of the Luberon Regional Natural Parc. It's been organic for more than 40 years and follows some biodynamic practices too.

Château la Canorgue Rouge 2017, Luberon, France

£15.95, Yapp Brothers


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