In the Mountain Redoubt of the Basques

Natural beauty, a vibrant culture and distinctive food and wine make this french region inviting
Kim Marcus
Issue: June 15, 2007

The heartland of France's Basque country, a short drive from the seaside resort of Biarritz, is an exciting mix of the exotic and the familiar. Deep river valleys and steep slopes glow an emerald color that evokes the greens of the Irish countryside, while the region's full-bodied red wines, based on the robust flavors offered by the Tannat grape, are well-tempered for the soul-satisfying French Basque cuisine.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 17, 2007.

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