2018 l’Effet Papillon Rouge Cotes Catalanes

Marjorie and Stephane Gallet are the minds behind Roc des Anges, one of the Roussillion’s stars whose wines find their way to the best restaurant’s list across France as well as in the USA. 

Since 2016 I have also been a fan of their “bistro” brand, l’Effet Papillon whose wines are made in a local cooperative of growers and winemakers, with grapes they source from across the Maury region’s growers.

The 2018 L’Effet Papilion Rouge is once again a great example of their winemaking prowess. Dominated with Grenache, and a mix of old vine Syrah and Carignan, the deep, dark and brooding purple wine is no lightweight. What it may be is one of the best sub-$15.00 reds on the market these days, as the jammy strawberry, black plums, red cherry and brambly raspberry flavors are as enjoyable as they are long in the finish.

That’s why the 2018 L’Effet Papilion Rouge IGP Cotes Catalanes is today’s Winesiders’ Wine of the Day!!!