Ch. De Mattes Sabran Corbieres "Dionysos" 2007

Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Price: $15.99 $12.99
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Item No. 100492
  • RP89
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Full and pleasing, with miles of red fruit and a very spicy middle. "Dionysos" is worthy of the highest praise and devotion, a red blend that will inspire wild revelry twice over—once for its persistent, juicy flavor and twice for its amazing value. With a spicy red Burgundy soul but the muscle and punch of the rich, sunny south of France, "Dionysos" delivers on all fronts. A touch of earth, a hint of licorice, a full bushel of fresh garrigue and energy from bow to stern.

Critical Acclaim

"Ordinarily, I would not review unfinished wines for a values issue, but when I tasted it, the 2007 Corbieres Dionysis was priced and ready for bottling (of which there are normally several, unfiltered runs), and it would be a shame not to get word out about its quality. Black cherry, cardamom, and toasted pralines on the nose lead to a rich yet effusively juicy palate with satisfying notes of beef stock and chocolate mingling with ripe black cherry. A faint tannic grit in no way detracts from one's enjoyment nor from this wine's inevitable versatility at table."
89 Points

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(6/25/2011)
a very smooth wine
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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

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