Synopsis, Our Opinion: An easy drinking week-night red.
Producer/Winery: Bruno Triguero and Thama Sakuma; Les Chemins de Bassac; Puimisson, France.
Grape Variety: Blend – 16% Grenache 30%, Syrah 22%, Mourvèdre 122%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20% and Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes de Thongue; Languedoc Roussillon, France.
Price: $16.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken stir fry
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a light purple rim. Fresh cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and boysenberry flavors. Robust, slightly rustic and somewhat puckering mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 200-grit texture. Juicy boysenberry, tart cherry and persistent cinnamon flavors with hints of a cretaceous mineral taste. Medium acidity, fine grained almost soft tannins that develop a nice grip in a wonderful lingering bitter and slightly spicy finish. WOW, quite a nice light red wine. Lots of aroma, lots of flavor and great versatility. We enjoyed it very much and called it an easy drinking week-night red.
See our reviews of other Les Chemins de Bassac wines.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Synthetic cork.
UPC Code: 0 24606 3635 5
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.