The vineyards of Chateau Coupe Roses sit atop an arid, windswept plateau overlooking the hinterlands of Minervois, in France’s southeast. Winemaker Pascal Frissant is fond of taking visitors to explore his vines because they look like they’re somehow growing out of solid rock. This is such a gorgeous, rustic example of classic Languedoc winemaking. The blend of Carignan & Syrah tastes of blueberry preserves, pepper, and whiffs of dried rosemary and lavender. A Francophile’s dream.