I discovered the Belgian wines of Domaine du Chenoy at a wine fair several years ago and was immediately struck by their originality. They eschew the big ‘international’ grape varieties for modern hybrids that few people have heard of but which produce highly original—and very good—wines. The facts that they are organic and produced in Belgium, just an hour from Brussels, are nice, too. The Grand Chenoy is their top of the line red wine. Made from a unique combination of Rondo, Pinotin and Régent grapes under the advice of master oenologist Eric Boissenot, it is elegant and complex, with aromas of red fruit, fig, leather and smooth wood and it has a long, dry finish.