2016 Mas Brunet, Cuvée du Mazet, Languedoc, France
£13.95 £11.50 per bottle
I am a huge fan of this estate and its utterly delicious wines. Situated around 40 minutes north of Montpellier, Mas Brunet makes Côtes-du-Rhône-shaped wines but with more lift and vivacity than you might have thought possible from this style of red. With a mere 13% alcohol on board, and made from Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, Cuvée du Mazet is a polished, spicy, silky, medium-weight red with a faint whiff of woodsmoke in among the heady red and black fruit flavours. It is the definitive red wine for all palates and all occasions.