Beauregard-Mirouze, Ciel du Sud, Vin de france
This estate, owned by Karine and Nicolas Mirouze has vineyards on the cool-nay cold, north-facing part of the Massif de Frontfroide in Corbières and the Grangeot cuvée takes it name from the vineyards around an old stone-built grain store in the small, cold Combarelles valley which is at the entrance of the Massif Fontfroide. The soils here are a thick layer of sandy, free-draining sandstone which is poor in nutrients. Average yields are 50 hl/ha.
Ciel du Sud is a light, joyful and fragrant wine made from 50% Grenache and Carignan. The wine is aged in cement tanks for 9 months and bottled before summer with no addition of Sulphur. It has a lively edge, with delicious summer berries character. A Vin de Soif if ever there was one.