Domaine Cabirau Cotes du Roussillon Malgre les Fonctionnaires 2008

Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 106537
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Winemaker's Notes

The backbone of the Syrah and Carignan ally perfectly with the opulent Grenache, giving a wine of intense black fruit flavors, redolent of mountain herbs.

Approachable now, this wine will accompany fine meals of lamb, wild birds or game for years to come.

Critical Acclaim

"Vinified under the supervision of the Domaine de l'Edre's Jacques Castany and Pascal Dieunidou the Cabirau 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Malgre les Functionnaires ("In Spite of the Civil Servants") combines Grenache with smaller, barrel-raised portions of Syrah and Carignan. Violets, blackberries, beef marrow, rosemary, and black pepper set the stage aromatically. A rich mouthful of beet and beef juices, blackberries, and cherries follows, tinged with black pepper, iodine, crushed stone, and pungent herbs. This palate-staining concentrate retains wonderful brightness and invigoration, and should be worth following for 6-8 years. Range: 91-92 "
92 Points

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Learn About Domaine Cabirau

After 27 years in the wine business, Hand Picked Selections President Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased 13.5 acres of vineyard land in the Roussillon! The Domaine (taking its name Cabirau after the name of the vineyard itself) is in the village of Maury, which will receive its own sub-appellation for Cotes du Roussillon next year. It is planted entirely to Grenache, and is...

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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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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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