One of the world’s most widely planted grapes, Grenache is a quintessentially Mediterranean red variety which does best as a low yielding bush vine. It produces powerful, warming, raspberryish reds whose greatest expression, from old, low-yielding vines, is to be found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in Australia‘s Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. It also makes good fortified reds as in Banyuls, Rivesaltes and Maury. Known in Spain as Garnacha Tinta, where it’s widely planted, particularly in Rioja and Priorat, it fleshes out the Tempranillo. It’s grown in California and in Italy too.
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On the nose, there is a powerful balance between black fruits and stewed fruits with subtle cocoa aromas. The palate has a sumptuous balance between the strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. The sweetness is persistent and develops greedily. Great aging potential.
Chateau Trillol Corbières
An expressive nose of berried fruit, redcurrant and blackcurrant with a very pleasant hint of oak. Silky with discreet but well-structured tannins at the mid-palate. Fresh and fruity; typical of this high-lying terroir.
de Sophie Côtes de Provence Rosé
A beautiful raspberry-pink colour. Elegant, fresh & delicate with flavours of peach, apricot & hints of white blossom.
Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Cœur de Grain Rosé
Pale salmon pink with coral tints.This expressive and complex nose has notes of white peach, candied lemon and hawthorn blossom. On the palate the wine has a lovely, velvety texture and flavours of white currant and lime. Zesty citrus notes and a pleasant salinity linger on the wine’s long finish.
A great mix of red and black berries followed by bacon and spicy notes. Round and juicy in the mouth with plenty of ripe fruit.