Rich casseroles call for hearty red wines. Crus from the Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and full wines from the Roussillon excel.
Wines made from old bush vines in the warm Roussillon are perfect with hearty casseroles. Domaine de La Trilles Calignan made from 100 year old vines is great with Cassoulet. A wine made soft by maturation in old oak barrels, it is full and rich. A favourite of mine!
Domaine de La Toupie Maury Sec has intense sweet fruit flavours derived from very old Grenache grapes grown at altitude.
Try our sampler case to try a number of full intense reds. France excels at producing this style of wine. It's a pity that it is becoming more and more difficult to find great wines like these in mainstream outlets.