Stunning for sunning yourself and a pair of heels. La Poudre d'Escarpolette means to turn on one's heels, but we'd find it incredibly difficult to walk away from this energetic wine. Possibly Alain Castex's most classic blend, joining grenache noir, carignan and mourvedre. There's plenty of bright red and black fruits but there is a dense earthiness too. Balanced by herbal licks and refreshing acidity. Go big and go home with a huge smile on your face.