Domaine Sainte-Eugenie Corbieres 2016 Front Label
Domaine Sainte-Eugenie Corbieres 2016 Front Label

Domaine Sainte-Eugenie Corbieres 2016

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

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    Rich, dark purple color. The wine presents a lovely array of fresh red berries, especially cherry and raspberry, with hints of flowers, spice and zest of orange. Full-bodied with rich, round tannins. Wonderfully complex and balanced. Satiny texture.

    Pair with barbecued, braised or roast beef, duck or lamb, pheasant, grouse, partridge and flavorful cheeses.

    Blend: 40% Old Vine Carignan, 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah

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    Domaine Sainte-Eugenie, France
    Domaine Sainte Eugenie is positioned within the district of Fontfroide, the sweet spot of Corbieres, with an 800 year history of viticulture. The estate is located within the foothills of the Pyrenees along the Mediterranean coast. Clay and chalk soils dominate here. The dry weather, sunny and warm climate combine to create an optimal growing environment.
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    The Corbières AOC, established in 1985, is the largest in the Languedoc, and represents the South of France in transition. Though viticulture here dates back to the Romans, only within the last twenty years have Corbières wines begun to reclaim their reputation. Approved for reds, rosés, and whites, the region's vineyards cover a wide variety of elevations, soil types, and exposures. Hilly terrain and the Atlantic Cers wind moderate the Mediterranean heat, giving the wines balance and complexity; the best will go ten years or more in the cellar.

    Reds represent 88% of the AOC’s production and are an assemblage of the sun-loving grapes of southern France. Carignan’s briars, Grenache’s berries, Syrah’s cherries and Mourvèdre’s plums allow for a wide range of styles, which are often influenced by the wild herbs of the garrigue. Corbières rosés, though only 9% of production, are serious wines and the small production of Rhône-variety whites are fresh and sea-influenced.

    With eleven sub-appellations, Corbières is an AOC in the process of refinement. Corbières-Boutenac attained Cru status in 2005, one of only five in the Languedoc to achieve this highest ranking.

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    With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre form the base of the classic Rhône Red Blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. Though they originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley, with some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in other countries. Somm Secret—Putting their own local spin on the Rhône Red Blend, those from Priorat often include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance.

    DSLD012_16_0101_2016 Item# 336407

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