Saturday, April 27, 2019

2016 Mas des Brunes Cuvee des Cigales

2016 Mas des Brunes Cuvee des Cigales...$18.99
Mas des Brunes is now CERTIFIED ORGANIC (Ecocert)
  • 55% Syrah
  • 35% Grenache
  • 10% Carignan
  • Only 600 cases produced

“Cuvee des Cigales” is made from an exceptional parcel of old vine Syrah that produces tiny yields of 25 hl/ha. A small portion (10%) of the Syrah is aged in oak barrique (2+ yrs age) for 8 months before the final wine is blended. 
The like previous vintates 2016 “CuvĂ©e des Cigales” is completely dominated by the black fruit flavors from the Syrah grapes. The nose is full of deep blackberry and plum aromas. In the mouth black cherry and blackberry flavors mix with the exotic and complex spice flavors that are contributed by the Carignan. This is a burly, muscular wine with a lot of character. While an ideal match for grilled meats and game, we also enjoy this wine with the more complex, spicier flavors of barbecue.

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