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2018 On s'en Fish!, Domaine Gardiés

2018 On s'en Fish!, Domaine Gardiés
ref. GARD180

Wine Variety: (This wine is a blend of two varieties.) Carignan - 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. Cinsault - This is clearly an old variety. DNA analysis suggests that it hails from the Languedoc area of southern France, yet it long ago spread its wings and colonised parts of Spain and southern Italy. Cinsault is very resistant to heat, so is ideal for the Mediterranean climate. Cinsault was crossed with Pinot Noir to create the Cape's own Pinotage grape. 

Wine Region: The Roussillon is the French catalan region of the Pyrenees, producing red and white wines that almost have more of a Spanish character than French. The largely red wine production is of blends that can include Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Syrah and Cinsault grapes. Traditionally, this was a region that produced fortified vins doux naturels akin to port.

Wine Producer: Jean Gardiés owns top vineyards on the chalky-clay soils of Vingrau and the black schist of Espira de l’Agly above Perpignan. One of the great French producers, he is quietly making wines representing his identity and interpretation of his terroir. Mixing traditional and modern styling, his wines have great intensity and definition with strong personality. The whites have lovely mineral touches, whilst the reds have all the Roussillon power balanced by freshness and, again, that classic mineral character.

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Style
Style:
not specified
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Carignan
  Producer
Producer:
Domaine Gardiés
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
17°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
14%
  Country
Country:
France
  Appellation
Appellation:
Côtes Catalanes
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Roussillon
  Colour
Colour:
not specified
  Food
Food:
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Game
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Nose is all about beautiful, airy red fruits with an undercurrent of roasted nut. This is cool wine, just medium weight. The palate is wonderfully sustained, with a mineral freshness held within. A hint of southern French herb scrubland, but this is a classy, elegant mouthful. Bowes Wine original note

#3wordtastingnote: red fruit, herb, mineral

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