Philippe Pibarot Suko
The 2021 Philippe Pibarot Suko is a soulful blend that encapsulates the passion and craftsmanship of the Languedoc region. Philippe Pibarot, known for his commitment to organic viticulture and minimal intervention in the winery, has crafted a wine that speaks to the terroir's authenticity and character.
Suko, which translates to 'passion' or 'desire' in several languages, certainly lives up to its name. This blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre showcases the harmonious interplay of these classic Southern French varietals.
Nose: The nose is an alluring tapestry of dark berries, hints of black olive tapenade, sun-drenched garrigue, and a touch of smoky leather. Intricate layers of black cherry, lavender, and cracked black pepper unfold as it breathes.
Palate: On the palate, Suko boasts a velvety texture underscored by firm, ripe tannins. Flavors of ripe plum, blackcurrant, and dark chocolate dance with nuances of rosemary and thyme. A refreshing acidity lends vibrancy, making the wine both opulent and balanced.
Finish: The finish is long and elegant, with remnants of red fruit and a lingering warmth of toasted spices and Mediterranean herbs.
The Philippe Pibarot Suko is a wine that calls for hearty dishes. Consider pairing it with classic French cassoulet, braised lamb shanks, or a robust ratatouille. For a cheese pairing, opt for a chunk of Roquefort or Camembert, allowing the wine's complex flavors to meld beautifully with the cheese's richness.