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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Les Deux Rives Corbieres Rouge 2005
Les Deux Rives Corbieres Rouge 2005
(search item no. 92763)

PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $8.49

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet-red colour. Powerful and sunny nose with matured grape aromas and very fine red fruits. Full-bodied, excellent persistence in the mouth. 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 10% Carignan.

The vast vineyard of Corbières stretches along the beautiful Mediterranean Coast of France, from the ancient Roman Capitol of Narbonne to the Pyrenees Mountains. Les Deux Rives is a blend of wines from the best vineyards of the Val d'Orbieu, the most acclaimed wine company in the Languedoc region of France. The name, Les Deux Rives, refers to the twin banks of the Canal du Midi built in 1600 by Louis XIV to help develop the economy of southern France and was one of the most important routes for transporting wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon to northern France, greater Europe and beyond. The label is inspired by a 1920s postcard of the Canal.

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About Les Deux Rives:

The "deux rives" in Les Deux Rives wine refers to the two banks of the Canal du Midi (much like the Left Bank in Paris is called the Rive Gauche), and the label is inspired by a 1920s postcard of the Canal.

Built adjacent to Corbières in the late 1600s, the Canal connected the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, and was one of the most important routes for transporting wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon to northern France, greater Europe and beyond.