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Magnon Demarrante de la vallee du paradis 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A noteworthy wine with wild and natural character.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Maxime Magnon; Villeneuve des Corbieres, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Corbières; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pork tacos.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, purple/ruby color with a brownish tint and the same color rim. Strong damp earth and fresh blackberry, boysenberry and wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) aromas. Smooth, slightly zesty and a dry dusty mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 400-grit texture. A real potpourri of juicy boysenberry, blackberry and wineberry flavors with a dominating sweet spice and mineral in the background. Gobs of bright acidity, very fine tannins and a long savory fruity finish that ends with a nip of mineral. Very delicious and everything was soft yet exuberant tasting, but the nagging zesty background began to dominate both the mouthfeel and taste. Even with that said this was a wonderful, high-spirited and easy drinking red wine. We called it a noteworthy wine with wild and natural character.

Maxime Magnon in his Corbières vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 47110 9

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