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 Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.