One French region I think has enormous potential and I have been following closely for at least the last 10 years is the Agly Valley in Roussillon, whose best-known village is probably Maury (see, for example, my 2003 article Maury/Fenouillèdes - a brand new dry French red ). I have been thrilled by the way the schist of this dramatically dry, rocky valley manifests itself in the wines, particularly in whites such as Le Soula but also in the increasingly fine reds made by leader of the pack, Gérard Gauby of Calce, rather higher up this valley inland from Perpignan than Maury. I love the way that the wines are so individual and really...
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