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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Costieres de Nimes at its finest!!!

New vintage just hit....





2015 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rouge...$11.99
Syrah 60%, Grenache 30% Mourvèdre 10%
This wine really shows off the great terroir at Château Virgile. The vines, situated at the edge of a plateau in very deep gravel, produce dark, concentrated wines. The grapes are destemmed and vinified in tank, where the wine undergoes several “pump-overs” and one or two “delestages” during fermentation. The Château Virgile Rouge does not spend any time in oak, and is lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Château Virgile is an exceptional rich and concentrated example of a Costières de Nîmes. The nose is intense with black fruit aromas complimented with hints of garrigue spice and olive notes. In the mouth the wine is dominated by dense black cherry, plum, and cassis fruit flavors from the Syrah. The finish is complimented by hints of black pepper and red cherry notes from the Grenache. The Mourvèdre helps to provide the ripe tannins that give this wine its structure. This wine is ideal for grilled meats, game, and barbeque

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