(March 24, 2017) Our Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Rouge from Vignobles Raymond is a fantastic transition season French organic wine. Warren Johnston of The Valley News in New Hampshire recently reviewed and had great things to say about this versatile red that is perfect for early spring:
“Oh, there are still days left to finish off those thick Cabs, Shirazes and Malbecs with the last of the pot au feu before spring arrives in earnest, but now is an excellent time for the trinity — a good, inexpensive red Bordeaux wine, French onion soup and hope — to tide us over until the fiddleheads and garlic sprout.
Les Hauts de Lagarde fits the bill for the first of the three. Not only is it made from organically grown grapes, but it also is a lower 13 percent alcohol and well-crafted with lots of clean, complex flavors.”
Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux is the perfect French organic wine to pair with everything from soup to meat dishes and hearty enough to help warm those cool spring nights.
From The Valley News article:
“My wife, Sandy, and I had it with classic French onion soup and again with chicken thighs roasted with pearl onions and new potatoes, and Les Hauts de Lagarde was an excellent match with both meals. It also is well-suited for the Mediterranean diet that will help all of us fit back into those clothes we put on the shelf at the end of last summer.
The wine is widely available throughout New England, but if you can’t find it, ask the wine store’s proprietor to order it for you. It’s worth the effort.”
Vignobles Raymond produces the highest quality AOC Bordeaux organic wines. They are one of the largest organic wineries in Bordeaux, and part of the exclusive 7% of all wineries of the region who have made the organic commitment.
“Vignobles Raymond wines are best described by the word “respect”: for the soil, the vine, the organic method, the environment and the consumer, Lionel Raymond says. The wines ‘reflect a certain savoir faire, speaking deeply to their heritage with a distinct taste of place that only organic wines can impart.’ “
Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux wines are available nationwide at Whole Foods Markets and other fine retailers.
Author: Lisa Bell, Natural Merchants