Want to expand beyond the usual, like wines from the South of France, have you tried Fronton.
This small appellation a short ride north of Toulouse is the home of Domaine Le Roc, a Ribes family affair.
You don't see them often on the shelves so I was happy to grab a bottle of Le Roc, Le Classique (2006).
What distinguishes Fronton besides its small size is that it has its own varietal Negrette, reflects the color of the wine it creates I guess, dark and mysterious.
Le Classique is 70% Negrette whose roots Les Vins Francais tracks back to Cyprus, add to the mix, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet.
Tasting notes from the winemaker give this Classique, pain grillé (toast) and spicy flavors.
I would not mind trying their Rosé de Saignée if I could find it.