Saturday, October 9, 2010

La Font du Vent, Notre Passion'07, Signargues, Côtes du Rhône, France

A red Rhone table wine from the Côtes du Rhône region in France.

Technical Data: 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. This wine was aged 12 months in French oak barrel. Unfiltered. Imported by Bobby Kacher Selections in DC Area.

Description: Ruby red robe. Fruit forwards nose loaded with red and black fruits as well as spices and a hint of oak. The palate shows lots of character, the wine is textured and a bit jammy and expresses flavors of plum, black berries and morello cherries backed up by velvety smooth tannins, roasted coffee flavors and oak. Full-bodied and long lasting.

Food Pairing & Service: Will accompany well game, red meats and cheeses. Paired by Angela with a soft-ripened cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk From Normandie Region in France and called Petit Pont L'Evêque.

Score: 7/10.

Ageing Potential: Drink now or cellar up to 2011.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $14.99

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