Grape Variety: Blend – 30% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 30% Mourvedre.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Côtes de Thongue; Languedoc, France.
Price: $20.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: French onion soup chicken, rice and green beans.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, inky dark garnet color with a lighter rim. Faint but heavy plum and blackberry aromas. Smooth, milky and dusty mouthfeel, robust full body and an 80-grit texture. Quite intense plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit along with glimmers of fresh pie crust flavor, all intertwined with a calcareous mineral taste. Only medium acidity yet a nice fresh character to the wine, soft well integrated tannins and a long mouth filling slightly bitter and dusty finish. A wine that’s easy to describe with its bold flavors and lots of body. An excellent pairing with the strong flavors of the dinner and a wine we both said was on outstanding value. We purchased this wine, knowing nothing about it, in a couple of cases of new imports from Piedmont Wine Imports and it was a real find. There was lots of depth and an interesting mix of easily discernible fruit flavors. We called it very delicious wine that was an outstanding value.
Note: We have reviewed several different Les Chemins de Bassac wines and they ALL have been good quality and note-worthy values. Make note of this producer and if you find Les Chemins de Bassac wines, purchase two bottles and well bet you’ll be captivated by them too.
See our reviews of other Les Chemins de Bassac wines.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm synthetic cork.
UPC Code: 0 24606 35909 6
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.