Grape Variety: Mondeuse.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bugey; Savoie, France.
Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Grilled hot dogs, baked beans and coleslaw.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, very dark garnet/purple color with a lighter purple rim. Damp smells in a humid greenhouse, cherry, peppery spice and other fresh red fruit aromas. Savory entry, dry, chewy and rustic mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Tart cherry, current and cranberry flavors. Lots of bright acidity and firm tannins that have fantastic grip in the substantial long, dry and lively finish. Than after every sip there’s a delicious mineral aftertaste that’s left in the mouth. WOW, WOW, WOW, this was interesting from start to finish. In a few words words it was dry, aromatic, fruity and the tannins were spectacular, but the balance tipped heavily towards acidity. When we opened this bottle we thought we were having just another garden-variety red, but it turned out to be a quite unusual and really caught our fancy; especially with our first of the year humble patio supper.
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Alcohol Content: 12%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Louis/Dressner; New York, New York.