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2015 Carignan VV L'Ostal del Souquet, Celliers Jean d'Alibert

2015 Carignan VV L'Ostal del Souquet, Celliers Jean d'Alibert
ref. LOST150 NOV16

Wine Variety: Good and bad here. Can be something of a dog, to grow as well as to drink. Carignan's origins lie in northern Spain, where it is called Mazuelo. From there it moved energetically into southern France where plantings as recently as the late noughties outstripped those of Spain by as much as nine times. Carignan suffers from all sorts of fungal diseases and ripens late, ergo damp, cool climates are a no-go. Even when clean and ripe the wine can be testing: high in acidity and occasionally agricultural tannin. Yet carefully made examples can be delicious. 

Wine Region: The Languedoc is really an extension of the Rhône vineyard, lying between that valley and the Roussillon that extends west to Perpignan at the foot of the Pyrenees. A small proportion of the Languedoc vineyards are appellation contrôlée and the vineyard surface area has shrunk here in recent years with the EU's policy of reducing the European wine lake. 

Wine Producer: This is a collective of properties and small co-operatives that, together, work over 7,000 hectares of vines. Quality is paramount... as is value, judging by this wine!

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Carignan
  Producer
Producer:
Celliers Jean d'Alibert
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
17°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
France
  Appellation
Appellation:
IGP Coteaux de Peyriac
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Languedoc
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Canapés
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Duck
  • Game
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

This is really quite scented: there are floral notes to the properly varietal fruit aromas that add nut to the cherries and plums. The palate is a little creamy and there are chocolate tannins in support. A lovely wine and one which is easy to like. It finishes with a little structural grip, fresh and long.  

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