Chateau Le Chabrier Bergerac Gros Caillou is a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. This fabulous red is obtained through low yield and very ripe grapes that are harvested as late as possible. Long ageing of at least 20 months in oak barrels, refines the structure of this excellent wine. The vintage 'Gros Caillou' or 'aged in oak' spends 20 months in oak barrels, giving it complex aromas of fine vanilla and fruits. It is very well balanced, with soft tannins that have a long finish. This wine ages well and you can keep it for a few years, if your willpower is strong enough.
50% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc
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 2015, 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
Domaine des Lauribert has been producing its own wines, under the guidance of Laurent Sourdon and his team, since leaving the cooperative system in 1997. The Côtes Du Rhône Tradition 2014 has a superb nose, with forward notes of black currant, redcurrants very slight raspberry. Vibrant ruby red colour. On the palate there is good light fruity balance of red berries and raspberry, and tiny bit of liquorice coming through at the end. Beautiful soft tannins. Slips down very nicely, and is a nice alternative to a beaujolais. A lovely light-medium red that won't disappoint. A fantastic Côtes Du Rhône that can be enjoyed by itself or great with lighter meals.
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah