Beckmen Cuvee le Bec 2020
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Picpoul, Terret Noir, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarese, Picardan, Cinsault, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and even Carignan, it is Grenache that tends to predominate these Rhone reds with Syrah as the heir apparent and Mourvedre as the heir presumptive. These three generally rule the roost for good reason as they thrive in France’s warmer climes and each variety contributes its part; Grenache its hearty fruits, Syrah its spice and heft, and Mourvedre its assertive fragrance. Together in various proportions, these make a harmonious trio sure to accompany hearty fare and rustic charcuterie alike.
Meat, meat, meat but especially lamb and beef. Pork, too especially roasted. Game birds, duck, goose, squab.