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2007 Mas Las Cabes Muscat Sec Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

Muscat (Oman)

In the Roussillon, Jean Gardiès is known for his intense and pure Syrah, Mourvedre and old-vines Grenache. But he also makes a lovely Muscat Sec, or dry muscat, which makes a terrific summer aperitif wine. Fragrant and sweet with the scents of white peaches, lychee and melon, this dry white has a silky texture and a real snap of freshness to it. A terrific summer wine that comes in at the right price from an estate to watch.

Perfect as an aperitif, it's also great with steamed asparagus and vegetable frittata and light summer dishes.

-- S. Irene Virbila

Region: Roussillon (Languedoc), France

Price: About $15

Style: Fresh and fragrant

What it goes with: asparagus, frittata, fish soup, light summer dishes

Where to find it: Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463, www.missionwines.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com

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