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La Grange de Quatre Sous Le Jeu du Mail 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: It easily reached into our EXCELLENT category and gets a strong positive recommendation.

Producer/Winery: Hildegard Horat and Alioune Diop; La Grange de Quatre Sous; Assignan, France.

Grape Variety: White Blend – 55% Viognier and 45% Marsanne.

Geographic Appellation: Vin de Pays d’Oc'; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Salad of romaine lettuce and roasted sweet potato with sherry vinaigrette dressing and homemade bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Pale wheat straw color. Aromas of Buddleja (Butterfly Bush) blossoms in early summer, dry dusty year-old hay and hints of cinnamon on warm toast and a new pencil eraser. Smooth, medium-body, tart and very slightly oily mouth-feel; abundant limestone mineral, pear and peach flavored taste with a long almost bitter finish. WOW this is a wine in 4-wheel drive, everything is spinning…exploding strong nasal fruit flavors, powerful mineral component, refreshing crisp acidity and a delicious long dry tart finish that seems to go on forever. Excellent with the salad and a delight sipping without food. This was a wine that grew with each sip. As it warmed there was a cloudburst of diverse and complex flavors and we both commented how good the wine had become. All A+’s from both of us…by the last sip it easily reached into our EXCELLENT category and gets a strong positive recommendation.

La Grange de Quatre Sous historic buildings and vineyard
Photo from La Grange de Quatre Sous.

Comments: Learn more about the La Grange de Quatre Sous.
See also: our review of Hildegard Horat’s La Grange de Quatre Sous Les Serrottes 2011.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 41453 3

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