Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine May 20, 2011 Mont Tauch Growers Reserve 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Mont TauchGrowers Reserve 2008Fitou AOC, Languedoc, France$15-18 + 402040 available at BC Liquor Stores & select private liquor storeswww.mont-tauch.com Thank you Mr. Sun! We appreciate you making a warmly welcomed (though long overdue) return to kick off Victoria Day long weekend. I anticipate many BBQ’s will be dusted off and gassed up over the next few days. And today’s DRINK will make an excellent buddy to all those barbequed burgers.Mont Tauch is the leading Cooperative in Southern France’s Languedoc – and possibly the top Co-Op in France. Set in the Languedoc’s garrigue-dominant landscape, Mont Tauch covers 1950 hectares made up of 7,000 small vineyards dotted around the villages of Tuchan, Paziols, Villeneuve and Durban. The Co-Op produces a range of both AOC and Vin de Pays wines in their state-of-the-art winery, aiming to reflect the wild Mediterranean-influenced terrain and terroir. Also reflective of this area is the Mont Tauch logo – a wild boar. The boar is a common sight in the hills around Fitou, gorging on grapes and gnawing on vine shoots. It comes as no surprise then that wild boar hunting is a popular event here, so bonus points if you pair this wine with a wild boar burger.I personally can’t speak from experience, but think the boar-ger would pair well. The Growers Réserve is a traditional Fitou blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Spicy bright cherries and wild, savoury herbs open to a juicy, medium bodied wine with hints of red currant and dried meat. Medium tannins are welcoming and friendly. In addition to burgers (of various forms), try with grilled sausage or tomato-herbed pasta.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsMont Tauch Growers Reserve 2008The Growers Reserve is a traditional Fitou blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Spicy bright cherries and wild, savoury herbs open to a juicy, medium bodied wine with hints of red currant and dried meat. Medium tannins are welcoming and friendly. In addition to burgers (of various forms), try with grilled sausage or tomato-herbed pasta.FranceRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.