Grape Variety: Carignan blend – 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir and 10% Mourvèdre.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Corbieres; Languedoc Roussillon, France.
Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Ground lamb pizza.
Opened one hour before drinking. Dark ruby color with a light purple rim. Powerful damp earth, ripe raspberry, cherry and licorice aromas. Gamey, savory, medium to full body and a 80-grit texture. Robust ripe plum, blackberry, dark cherry, pepper and slightly licorice flavors. Lots of edgy acidity, firm well integrated tannins and a long spicy finish. WOW…this was fragrant, mouthwatering and energetic wine. Perfect paired with the potent lamb flavors. A delicious wine with lots of character.
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 41232 4
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.