Monday, December 19, 2022

New Virgile Wines!!!

New Vintages just arrived!
Store favorite producer!

2021 Chateau Virgile Costieres de Nimes Blanc...$12.99
Marsanne 40%, Roussanne 40%, Viognier 10%, Rolle 10%
The grapes are harvested at night to preserve their freshness.
Aged on the lees for 6 months for extra complexity
White wine accounts for only 4% of the entire production of Costières de Nimes.
The Château Virgile Blanc is a beautiful example of a white Rhône. This is the second vintage in which they have added the grape variety Rolle (Vermentino). The addition of Rolle to the blend has brightened up the wine, making it a bit livelier than in previous vintages. The Roussanne, adds stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot, it also adds weight, texture, and body to the wine. Next, the Marsanne adds lively acidity, a hint of minerality, and citrus fruit flavors. Finally, the Viognier adds tropical fruit flavors to the wine, as well as beautiful, floral aromatics. This is a beautifully balanced wine, ideal for just about any type of shellfish, especially seared scallops, or simply on its own as an aperitif.

2020 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rouge...$12.99
Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 10%, Marselan 10%
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!

Syrah Based Wine from 90 year old vines!
2019 Chateau Virgile Cuvee L'Eneide...$17.99
60% Syrah + 30% Grenache + 10% Mourvedre

Tasting Notes: The “Cuvée L'Éneïde really shows off the great terroir at Château Virgile. The vines, situated at the edge of a plateau, produce a very dark and concentrated Costières de Nîmes. The nose is intense with cherry and black raspberry notes. In the mouth the wine is dense with rich black fruit flavors complemented by hints of black pepper and garrigue. The wine finishes with ripe round tannins. This is a crowd-pleasing wine, that is an excellent complement to classic dishes, like steak au poivre. Enjoy!

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