Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Col Des Vents'03, Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Remember this one and most important don't forget to taste it, a very luscious and jammy blend from the Corbieres region (Languedoc-Roussilon, Southwest of France).

Technical Data:The "Col des Vents" refers to the hills of the Corbières region which are swept by night winds coming off the sea and cooling the vineyards. Typical wine from Corbières region it is made from 40% each Grenache & Carignan and 20% Syrah. This wine comes from a grower's cooperative located in Castelmaure The grapes themselves come from Durban-Corbières and Embre-et-Castelmaure. Unoaked.

Description:Dark garnet color. Powerful nose focused on ripe black fruits and spice. In the palate, a delicious and jammy medium-bodied wine expressing ripe black and blueberry flavors enticed with Garrigue's herbs and packed with black pepper. Excellent texture, overall balance and depth. Some minerality and earthiness on the after-taste. Impressive long lasting finish considering its price range.

Food Pairing & Service:It's vinified to be consumed relatively young. Best at room temp. Personally, because of its spice I will pair it with red meats. Not too far from the Corbières area, Carcassonne city is famous for its Cassoulet, meal wich might be also a good pairing with this type of wine.


Suggested Retail Price:$7.99 Great Value!

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