Chateau de Paraza Minervois Cuvee Speciale 2008

Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Price: $9.99
Item No. 107119
  • WS88
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine has an intense purple core, with a dense aroma of small red fruits. On the palate, the wine is soft and fruity, developing a rich full mouthfeel. Serve with roast meats at 60 to 64 degrees.

40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre.

Critical Acclaim

"Essence of boysenberry and blueberry, with a good balance to the primary fruit and spice flavors. The crisp finish features zesty cherry notes. Drink now through 2014."
88 Points

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Learn About Chateau de Paraza

The estate stretches over 130 hectares. The vineyard is located on sloping ground with a southerly orientation and a soil suited well to the vine. The vineyard extends over 65 hectares, 50 of which are given to vines classified as A.C. Minervois and 15 to the local vin de pays d'OC. Before becoming essentially a wine producing business, over the centuries the property enjoyed...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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