In 2007, American Dan Kravitz, the owner of Hand Picked Selections, bought 13.5 acres of vineyards in Roussillon, the French part of Catalonia; he’s since expanded the holdings to 23. He also does some work in the local coops, a group called La Tautavelloise formed by the merger of three coops in Tautavel and Vingrau. Serge & Marie is based on old-vine grenache with 20 percent carignan and syrah. Black fruit flavors sit comfortably atop the tight weave of fine-grained tannins. Powerful and just short of raisinated, this carries a whisper of Maury’s dry winds in the pale orange-zest accent to its finish.
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