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Charite La Dame Noire Mourvedre 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious and enticing Mourvedre varietal.

Producer/Winery: Christophe Coste; Famille Coste; Domaine de la Charité; Saze, France.

Grape Variety: Mourvedre.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes du Rhône; Rhône valley, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $18.90 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pizza with sauteed mushrooms, dried tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, purple/ruby color with a light reddish rim. Slightly funky damp basement, barn wood, ripe plum and blackberry aromas with whiffs of spicy sage. Bold, dry, well balance with a full body and a mouthfeel that starts like fine Egyptian cotton and ends like canvas. Rich, juicy plum, blackberry and boysenberry flavors that’s surrounded by a black peppery core. Plenty of fresh acidity, very abundant super delicious leathery tannins and a long dusty fruit finish. WOW, substantial mouthfeel, strong dark fruit tastes that are not overpowering and a perfect grip to the tannins. Delicious and enticing Mourvedre varietal.

Natural weeding at the Domaine de la Charité vineyard
Photo from Christophe Coste.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 3 760196 450108

Imported by: Barrique Wines; Durham, North Carolina.