Synopsis, Our Opinion: A great blend from the South of France that was filled with euphoric characteristics.
Producer/Winery: Julien Zernott and his wife Delphine Rousseau; Domaine du Pas de l’Escalette; Poujols, France.
Grape Variety: Grenache Blend – 45% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 25% Syrah.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Coteaux du Languedoc; Languedoc Roussillon, France.
Price: $20.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Fried ravioli with butter-sage sauce and green beans.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Musty red berries, dry fall leaves and licorice aromas. Powerful, slightly rustic and enticing mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Assertive juicy Maraschino cherries right out of the bottle, strawberry and a little spicy clove flavors. Not overabundant, but nice acidity, soft tannins and a very uplifting bitter fruit finish that ended with just a tiny touch of mineral. WOW, a wonderful blend that really worked together in the glass and had just enough depth to make it noteworthy. We called it a great blend from the South of France that was filled with euphoric characteristics.
See our reviews of other du Pas de l Escalette wines.
Alcohol Content: 14.3%
Closure: Foil covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 0 24606 36155 6
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.