The name comes from Anthocyanins, natural pigments that range from red, purple and blue on black grapes. During vinification of red wine, grape maceration allows gentle extraction of these pigments that give the wine lustre (they are a good anti-ageing antioxidant too apparently)! Mas Des Caprices Anthocyane 2011 is made mainly from Mourvédre, and blended with carignan and grenache. This wine is a beautiful dark purple colour, with a bouquet of black fruits (black cherry, damson), and pepper. Don't underestimate this wine, it has been aged beautifully (16 months in oak barrels), and has some punch, with lush dark fruit and spicy, peppery flavours. Best drank with food, something like a hearty meat stew, duck or a good steak. Big, bold and beautiful.
45% mourvedre, 30% carignan, 25% grenache
Domaine Cazulet Rouge 2014 is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and malbec, which brings freshness and tannic structure. Slightly peppery on the nose, with the merlot making it fruity and velvety. It is slightly mineral which is due to the clay limestone present in the ground (their vines sit on an area known as 'the rock'). It is fresh, fruity, medium bodied with great structure, and it's organic. All in all a well rounded and balanced elegant wine.THIS WINE WILL BE BACK IN STOCK SPRING 2017
50% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 10% malbec
Even though the Domaine is within the geographic bounds of AOC Saint Chinian, the percentage of Cinsault excludes it from AOC status, which requires that grenache, syrah, and mourvèdre must combine to total at least 60% of the blend. Therefore, the label reads "Vin de pays des Monts de la Grage". 15 year old vines Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks Slightly peppery on the nose from the Syrah, with subtle toast and earthy notes, along with light and fruity red berries. In the mouth it is firm, with lovely fruity red berry flavours. A very well rounded wine, relatively light and an absolute joy to drink. Very easy drinking and a fine example of excellent value for money.
80% cinsault, 10% syrah, 10% grenache
VDP Monts de la Grage
30 year old vines Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks An expressive wine with notes of liquorice, pepper, and jammy red berries. It is medium bodied, fresh, elegant and extremely well balanced. Another great example of fabulous quality wine at an equally fabulous price.
30% Syrah, 30% grenache, 20% mourvedre, 20% cinsault
AOC St Chinian
100% Malbec 2016, Domaine Des Soulie.
Bright ruby red in colour. A simple nose, with aromas of spices, plum and a smokey point. This Malbec has has soft tannins and good acidity and in our opinion is excellent value.
VDP Monts de la Grage