WINE OF THE YEAR – Sentenille de Massiac Minervois 2020
Every once in a while, the underdog wins the title. You could nearly purchase a case of the SPS Wine of the Year for the price of one bottle each of our last three wines. Minervois is located in the western Languedoc in southern France and if you’ve never tasted it, you might be inclined to scoff it off as a Rhône wine wannabe. Not the case. Minervois has been making high quality, but extremely pocketbook friendly wines for decades. The Boudouresques family has been producing world-class, organic wines for some time now and the Sentinelle is their crowd pleaser. Comprised of two-thirds Syrah and a third Carignan this wine is exceptional. Ripe raspberry, blackberry, and a touch of Luxardo cherry, this little guy sees no oak and is pure on the palate. Some connoisseurs might call this a picnic wine. We just call it DELICIOUS…and our WINE OF THE YEAR. Cheers!