Chamans is an acclaimed vineyard that sits in the south-facing foothills of the Montaigne Noire in the Minervois region of the Languedoc. Isolated from other vineyards, they can pursue their own non-interventionist farming philosophy, based on organic and biodynamic principles. Their symbol, the black sheep, is there to remind to everyone the Languedoc is a region that offers the opportunity to make exciting wines if you don’t follow the crowd. This ripe, juicy, blend of Syrah and Mouvedre is as exciting as it is approachable--black and red berries, flecked with notes of plums, dried herbs and pepper. Medium-bodied, nicely balanced and with an elegant texture, this is a lovely everyday wine.