Inspired by recent #winechat sessions on Wines of Southwest France, while dining at Marcel's a friend and I ordered the Clos La Coutale 2011. It's an affordable option that exemplifies wine from the region with it's robust characteristics. The importer, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, is well respected and I generally trust most things in their portfolio. The wine paired perfectly with my second or third course, which was the duck breast. The wine was medium bodied, firm tannins and great dark fruit notes.