About This Wine
Roussillon is said to be the sunniest winegrowing region of France.
As such, it provides an ideal climate not only for winegrapes, but also olives. In fact, for a good number of years, Domaine de la Chique was home to the country’s largest olive grove.
It still produces olives (and olive oil) today, and it’s once again a haven for grapevines. Those vines were in danger of being uprooted in 2007, but new owners came in, revived the vineyard, and then began making wine again. Domaine de la Chique makes just one bottling at this point — a sublime blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah.
The 2008 vintage is intense and full-bodied, yet perfectly balanced. Virtually all of the “colors” of a winemaker’s palette are represented, from fruit flavors to earth notes to the “seasoning” provided by aging in French oak barrels. Like a sunny Roussillon day, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:50% Grenache, 30% Carignan & 20% Syrah
- Grape Source:Cotes du Roussillon, France
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Blackberry, Black Cherry, Leather, Pepper, Smoke, Spice and Cedar
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiongrilled red meats, or roasted turkey.
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