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Le Coq Rouge Vin de Pays d’Oc

2012 Aromas of ripe black cherry, fresh bay leaf and pepper combine on the bouquet. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with soft, rich tannins and blackberry fruit. A touch of chocolate and vanilla linger on the finish.
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Friendly French wine is here! It’s no longer true that French wines are too complicated and intimidating. What could be simpler and less daunting than the friendly rooster on this label?

A familiar sight in Languedoc, an almond tree in flower near the edge of a vineyard.

To know that it’s made by Sacha Lichine, heir to one of Bordeaux’s wine legends, Alexis Lichine and member of the elite château-owning aristocracy, makes it even more interesting!

Sure, it helps to be born into a family that owns one of the most famous wineries in the world, but it still takes a lot of ambition, brains and hard work to make a successful name for yourself. Sacha started his own business when he was just 18 years old!

His work has taken him all over the world. This invaluable first-hand experience has definitely encouraged him to think outside the box.

In 1989 he took control of the family’s estate in Bordeaux but he was always looking to expand his horizons.

In 2000, he created "Vins sans frontières", specializing in wines from the South of France. Knowing that consumers often shy away from French wines thinking they’re too expensive or complicated, he decided to simplify things by coming up with one easy-to-drink red blend - le Coq Rouge.

He selects producers in the best regions of Languedoc to work with and he closely follows the vinification of each wine from start to finish. He’s personally involved in creating the final blend as well. The 2005 is a blend of 48% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Grenache and 12% Syrah.

Selecting vineyards with centuries of history behind them gives the wine its undeniable character. Using modern winemaking techniques gives it the polish today’s wine lover demands.

You won’t go wrong serving this wine with any food. Sacha prefers his "with a generous helping of vintage Rolling Stones"!