Synopsis, Our Opinion: Very delicious Provence Vin de pays wine that’s an EXCELLENT value.
Producer/Winery: Georges Delille and his son Reynald; Domaine de Terrebrune; Ollioules, France.
Grape Variety: Mourvèdre blend – 80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache and 10% Cinsault.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de Pays; Provence, France.
Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Venison meatloaf with Marsala sauce, mashed potatoes and zucchini fritters.
Opened one hour before drinking. Just clear, dark ruby color with a light purple/brown rim. Very aromatic with lots of damp earth, plum, mushrooms, wet fur and some steamed vegetable aromas. Smooth, dry, intense mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Powerful tart cherry, plum, current and ripe olive flavors that are woven into an unusual mineral background. Brisk acidity, soft very well integrated tannins and a long interesting spicy and savory finish that had a fruit and tobacco taste and went on and on. WOW, WOW,WOW…a great Mourvèdre blend. OUTSTANDING paired with the strong flavors of the venison and Marsala sauce, but equally good as a red sipping wine. Robust red wine that was no shrinking violet even with the silky tannins. Very delicious Provence Vin de pays wine that’s an EXCELLENT value.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 53502 3.
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.