Calmel and Joseph St. Chinian AOC, Syrah/ Grenache/ Carignan, Languedoc

DSC03154Grape Variety: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan
Region: St-Chinian, Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: France
Vintage: 2012
ABV: 14%

Price: £10.50 Order via the contact form on the home page

The informative bit; Grapes have been grown in St Chinian since the 9th Century making it one of the oldest Languedoc wine-producing areas. The grapes for this wine have been hand picked lovingly before the wine is tank aged and blended.

Tasting notes; Well-balanced medium-bodied wine with evenly pitched tannin, acidity and red fruit. Dry with a smokey nose and long finish.

Drinking hints and tips: A fantastic all rounder, would be perfect with roast chicken. Open an hour or so before you’re ready to serve (or two bottles if you like to ‘cook’ with wine!)

Independent Reviews and Rewards:

Jancis Robinson (Jul 13) 17/20: Smells of ripe red fruit. Bright acidity crackling over a mouthful of red berries and raspberry. Youthful tannins, sleek with a gentle grip. Super fresh. Lightest brush of herbs. Beautifully balanced, a real purity of fruit and line, and very elegant.

Decanter Bronze Medal.

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