Saint-Chinian shares its eastern border with Faugères and the wines are quite similar. Here, the wine may tend to be a bit more muscular with firm tannins, yet at the same time more perfumed and becoming elegant due to the relatively larger proportion of limestone and sandy soils found here. There are many different interpretations of Saint-Chinian, though the wines tend to speak with the voice we’re growing familiar with: Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Domaine Rimbert has produced some fascinating and affordable Saint-Chinian wines, and both Clos Bagatelle and Domaine de Gabelas are great values when you can find them!
South of France
A look at Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon