Le Grand Noir Cabernet-Shiraz - $9.99

Wine Details

Price: $9.99
Producer: Le Grand Noir
Region: Vin de Pays d'Oc
Varietal: Dry Red Table Wine
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: herbal flavors, plum, smoke
  • Red Wine

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineSpectator - 87 Details: Assertive and flavorful, with plenty of smoke, dark plum and herbal flavors. Tastes more of Cabernet than Syrah. Needs a thick veal chop. Drink now. 33,000 cases imported. –KM 2003 WineSpectator herbal flavors, plum, smoke

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Red Meat Lamb Stew, Salami or Sausage
Vegetables Tomato

Wine Terms

Name Value
France France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.
Languedoc-Roussillon A common name for the varied array of vineyards of southern France spreading from Marseille to the Spanish border. Languedoc-Roussillon lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and is Frances most valued wine region in regards to volume of wine produced. Most of the vines in the region are planted on flat alluvial plains. The climate of region is Mediterranean in all areas except for the far western limits. The main Grape of region is the Carigan with Grenache close behind it. The main white variety is the chardonnay.