INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE Christine Dupuy took over her family’s estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France’s Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her father’s sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran’s famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse. Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France’s succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.