Bastide Miraflors Grenache Pairing

Here is what we decided to pair with today’s dinner– Grilled Chicken.

Today’s Grenache Pick

Bastide Miraflors Syrah/Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2019

We have never before tried a Grenache, which we understand pairs well with chicken. The one we chose is a blend of Syrah and Grenache. Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache is a red wine blend from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. We bought it at the LCBO. The wine is made from a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, which are grown in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The wine is known for its rich, fruity flavors and aromas, with notes of dark berries, black pepper, and spice. It is a full-bodied wine with a smooth and velvety texture and is often aged in oak barrels to add complexity and depth. Overall, Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache is a delicious and complex wine that is perfect for pairing with hearty meat dishes or enjoyed on its own.

Ada Blythe


I had never heard of Grenache wine before now, so was not sure what to expect. This was a Syrah/Grenache blend and I would call it medium bodied. It was not as mellow as I was led to believe from other reviews but it may be my inexperience with medium bodied wines. It certainly benefited from decanting as it got mellower over time. It was a good accompaniment to the BBQ chicken and was good value for the money. I’d like to try a Grenache that isn’t a blend next time.

My rating-

Rick— Ah, the French. They make some mighty fine wine. This one was rich, but not bold, full, but not biting. Went nicely with my chicken as I sauced my chicken with some pretty bold sauce which I blended myself. It contained tabasco so fairly expressive in its own right.

My rating-
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Bastide Miraflors Grenache Taste Profile

What does Grenache Syrah taste like? This wine has a rich and complex taste profile that is characterized by its bold fruit flavors and spicy notes. On the nose, the wine has aromas of dark berries, such as blackberry and blueberry, as well as hints of black pepper and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a smooth and velvety texture, and flavors of ripe black fruit, such as black cherry and blackcurrant, are prominent. The wine also has a subtle smoky note and a touch of vanilla, which comes from aging in oak barrels. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, giving the wine a long and satisfying finish. Overall, Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache is a rich and complex wine with a bold and fruity taste profile that is sure to please any wine lover.

Domaine Lafage Winery

Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache is produced by the winery Domaine Lafage, which is located in the Roussillon region of southern France. The winery was founded in 1798 and has been family-owned for six generations. Today, it is run by Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, who are known for their commitment to producing high-quality wines that showcase the unique terroir of the Roussillon region.

Domaine Lafage has a total of 140 hectares of vineyards, which are planted with a variety of grape varieties, including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Viognier. The winery is known for its sustainable farming practices, which include using natural fertilizers and minimizing the use of pesticides and herbicides.

In addition to Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache, Domaine Lafage produces a wide range of other wines, including white, red, and rosé wines, as well as sweet wines and fortified wines. The winery has received numerous awards and accolades for its wines and is considered one of the top producers in the Roussillon region.

Bastide Miraflor Syrah Grenache

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the alcohol content of Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache?

    The alcohol content of Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache is typically around 14.5%

  2. What is the best food pairing for Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache?

    Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache pairs well with a variety of hearty meat dishes, such as grilled steak, roasted lamb, or beef stew. It also goes well with strong cheeses, such as Roquefort or aged cheddar.

  3. Is Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache a vegan wine?

    Yes, Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache is a vegan wine, as it is not made with any animal products.

  4. How should I serve Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache?

    Bastide Miraflors Syrah Grenache should be served at room temperature, or slightly below, around 16-18°C (60-65°F). It is best to decant the wine before serving to allow it to breathe and open up.


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