Saturday, August 24, 2019

2017 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rouge

2017 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rouge...$11.99
Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 10%, Marselan 10%

This is the first vintage in more than a decade, that Virgile has changed the blend of their wine, with the addition of Marselan. The vines, situated at the edge of a plateau in very deep gravel, produce dark, concentrated wines. 

Tasting Notes: Château Virgile is a lush and concentrated example of a Costières de Nîmes. The nose is intense with black fruit aromas complimented with hints of garrigue spice. In the mouth the wine is dominated by dense black cherry flavors from the Syrah. The Syrah is complemented 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. Now, for the first time, the addition of Marselan, softens the wine, giving it a lush, juicy character. This wine is ideal for barbeque, grilled meats, or simply burgers on the grill. Enjoy!

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