The 14.5% alcohol seems high, but I can not detect it. More French wines will say that percentage to keep from being included in the new tariffs charging more for wines under 14% more alcohol. The 2019 Pays Du Gard is from the Lirac and Tavel areas of the Rhone Valley. It cost under $15 and scored a nice 16 points on the Dionysian scale of 20. The appellation is simply a “Geographique Protegee”.

Served with a fish dinner, the wine worked. The label shows the minerals where the grapes grow and the tastes reflects them.

This Rose’ is ideal with foods. It’s bigger and more filling than the ones I love from Provence. This one is a specific Les Lauzel example and it’s worth every penny. In Vino Veritas.