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Piaugier Cotes du Rhone Villages Sablet Tenebi ( Rouge) 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An interesting Counoise varietal!!!

Producer/Winery: Jean-Marc Autran; Domaine de Piaugier; Sablet, France.

Grape Variety: Counoise.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet; Southern Rhone, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Beef meat balls with Madeira sauce, smashed potatoes and zucchini pasta.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Opaque, inky dark purple with a lighter purple rim. Ripe plum, blackberry and a whiff of damp earth aromas. A little rough, bold, dry and raspy mouthfeel, medium to full body and an 80-grit texture. Spicy ripe plum and cherry flavors and a strong gritty earthy taste, edgy acidity, grippy tannins and an unusual long potent finish that was filled with musty fruit. WOW, what an interesting Counoise varietal!!! Not a sipping wine, but its boldness went well with the meat balls and Madeira sauce.

Jean-Marc Autran with Sablet in the background
Photo from Charles Neal Selections.

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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Charles Neal Selections; Richmond, California.