Located between Millau and Montpellier in the Languedoc , Le Pas de l’Escalette is the old pilgrimage moutain pass linking the Larzac plateau and the Mediterranean Sea. Nestled at 350 meters at the base of the Larzac plateau, is the 20 hectare estate Domaine Pas de l’Escalette, spread out over fifty plots of terraced vineyards that are enclosed by ancient rock walls and large stone piles known locally as clapas. Run by Julien and Delphine Zernott, the estate is certified organic and is in the process of obtaining the Biodyvin biodynamic certification. Julien and Delphine were fortunate to acquire parcels with gobelet vines aged between 45 and 80 years on deep clay-limestone soils, which combined with the altitude and climate, produce wines of freshness and tension with fabulous fruit concentration.Les Petits Pas is a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Carignan. The pair of footprints on the label are those of Julien and Delphine’s children, Jules and Gabriel. Mid-ruby color with an expressive nose of ripe red berries, dried herbs and spice. The palate is soft and round with an attractive concentration of ripe fruits and convivial, inviting structure that makes the wine accessible and incredibly easy to drink. Enjoy with lamb meatballs with roasted tomatoes.