Friday, January 22, 2016

Minervois best buy!

WOW - Wine of the Week!!
Taste it Saturday Jan 23 from 11am-3pm

2012 Domaine de Barroubio Minervois Rouge...$13.99
35% Syrah * 35% Grenache * 30% Carignan
Some vines are 110 years old
The grapes used to produce the Domaine de Barroubio Minervois come from south-facing vineyards with very iron rich sandy clay. These vineyards are at a relatively high altitude (300 meters above sea level), which helps moderate the normally hot climate of Minervois. This wine is aged exclusively in tank and spends no time in oak. 1600 cases produced. The Domaine de Barroubio Minervois rouge is dominated by wild briary fruit, and exotic spices in the nose. The wine’s wild, exotic side, comes from the Carignan, while the dark black fruit flavors comes from the Syrah These two grapes are then complimented by the addition of Grenache, which adds hints of red cherry and black pepper. This is a classic Minervois, built to complement grilled meats like lamb, duck, and smoked ribs.

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