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Grange de 4 Sous Serrottes 2011

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC Syrah blend that was memorable with goat stew!!!

Producer/Winery: Hildegard Horat; La Grange de Quatre Sous; Assignac, France.

Grape Variety: Syrah blend – 55% Syrah and 45% Malbec.

Geographic Appellation: Vin de Pays d’Oc; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Goat stew flavored with onions, garlic and carrots; Caesar style salad with lots of garlic.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Opaque, purple color with a reddish rim. Cherry and prune aromas on every pour. Lots of body, dry and smooth mouth-feel; ripe cherry, tobacco and a touch of spice flavors. A little past mid-palate it really comes alive with dry fruit flavors, bright acidity and round-edged structured tannins in a delicious mineral finish. WOW…we’re both jumping up and down over this Shrah. It had a fresh character, but was clearly no shrinking violet. SUPER with the goat stew, noteworthy sipping after the dinner and a wine we both said we should buy again. Every sip of this wine just got better and better and the last sip with dark chocolate was superb!!! Vicky said “tonight’s dinner was a SUPER wine experience…everything went so well together”. A FANTASTIC Syrah blend that was memorable with goat stew!!!

    Just a side note: the wine got better with each pour and when we have the next bottle we will decant it at least one hour before drinking.

Hildegard Horat, winemaker at her La Grange de Quatre Sous vineyard
Photo from Les Vinifilles .

Comments: Learn more about Hildegard Horat and her wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 41423 6

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.