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2016 Maison des Jardins Coteaux de Bessilles France Carignan

2016 Maison des Jardins Coteaux de Bessilles France Carignan Zoom

This wine offers notes of caramel, toast, red cherry, red raspberry, blackberry, baking spice, cracked pepper and tobacco.

Varietal: Other Red Vintage: 2016
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104 Ratings (3.0/5.0) Rating: 3.5 Buy It Again Score (73%) Rate this wine
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About This Wine

Let’s raise a glass to carbonic maceration.

That winemaking technique may not sound romantic, but it’s a key to crafting Carignan wines that are not only accessible at an early age, but a real delight to drink.

Historically, Carignan was a component of the red wine blends of Spain’s Rioja region. With their somewhat rough tannins, they brought body and aging potential to those blends. However, when crafted as a single-variety wine or the main component of a blend, Carignan’s tannins need to be “tamed” to some degree, and that is accomplished through the cellar process of carbonic maceration.

Maison des Jardins utilized that process to soften the 2016 vintage of its Carignan, and the results are stunning. Not only is the wine ready to drink now, but it’s a rich and fruit-driven elixir that’s easy to love. The process may not be romantic, but the wine will enhance any romantic meal.

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Tasting Notes

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  • Grape Composition:Carignan
  • Grape Source:Coteaux de Bessilles Area of Southern France
  • Aromas & Flavors:Caramel, Toast, Red Cherry, Red Raspberry, Blackberry, Baking Spice, Pepper & Tobacco
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:skirt steak with a light sauce and lentils.

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Rating: 3.5

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    • Rating: 3.5

    My wife and family enjoyed........sitting and just talking........????????

    5/16/2018 Oscar V.
    • Orlando, FL
    • Rater Rank 68
    • Number of Ratings 17
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    I loved this wine. Different and smooth.

    5/01/2018 Kristi G.
    • Poulsbo, WA
    • Rater Rank 523
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Dark and Nice, with heavy flavors.

    4/29/2018 Alan Timothy L.
    • New York, NY
    • Rater Rank 679
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    very light

    4/18/2018 Charlene S.
    • Temecula, CA
    • Rater Rank 7
    • Number of Ratings 74
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    This is beautiful wine! It has a delicate taste and aroma. I will definitely buy this wine again! Vive La France!

    3/17/2018 Mary C.
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Rater Rank 228
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Good medium tasting wine, easy to drink very nice.

    2/16/2018 Eileen P.
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Rater Rank 221
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    This wine didn't excite me on day 1, but on day 2 it was quite enjoyable.

    2/06/2018 Jessyca F.
    • La Quinta, CA
    • Rater Rank 620
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Lovely not too tanic

    1/20/2018 Rachel B.
    • Dillingham, AK
    • Rater Rank 589
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Am buying this again. 'Nuff said.

    1/11/2018 Celia M.
    • Powell, WY
    • Rater Rank 40
    • Number of Ratings 23
    • Average 4.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    A full bodied wine with the sweet taste of cherries and blackberries in the front with a finish of toast and pepper. Smooth with a slight bite at the end, but very drinkable.

    11/23/2017 Cecilia R.
    • Denver, CO
    • Rater Rank 953
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Incredible, smooth, delicious.

    11/13/2017 Christopher F.
    • Arlington, VA
    • Rater Rank 1,009
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    An interesting wine with personality.

    11/07/2017 Anita F.
    • Boise, ID
    • Rater Rank 300
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Enjoyed this bottle - I am finding I like both the red and white wines from this winery. Definitely would purchase again.

    11/03/2017 Jean C.
    • Valrico, FL
    • Rater Rank 69
    • Number of Ratings 17
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    We like gutsy wines and this one filled the bill.

    11/01/2017 Danny G.
    • Penn Valley, CA
    • Rater Rank 398
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Alright, nothing special

    10/17/2017 Robert C.
    • Milwaukee, WI
    • Rater Rank 659
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 1.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Well good tasting. It had a good strong oakey flavor to it. it went well with steak that I had

    10/15/2017 Blair G.
    • Sterling, VA
    • Rater Rank 498
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Smooth and flavorful

    9/29/2017 Lina T.
    • Tucson, AZ
    • Rater Rank 1,236
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    It was not full - bodied for me. Light in color and bouquet.

    9/24/2017 Martha L.
    • Martinez, CA
    • Rater Rank 1,245
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Very good dry red wine from France.

    9/12/2017 Michael B.
    • Mcallen, TX
    • Rater Rank 1,167
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    very nice dinner wine

    8/28/2017 Robert P.
    • Averill Park, NY
    • Rater Rank 51
    • Number of Ratings 20
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again

Recipes.

15 recipes match for this wine.

  • Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Down Island Burgers With Mango Mayo And Grilled Onions Each year, Sutter Home Winery conducts a "Build a Better Burger" recipe contest, and this year's winner was Julie DeMatteo, a retired school teacher from Clementon, New Jersey. We tried her recipe with a Rose, and the match was perfect. It also matches well with a wide array of red wines, and makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Marinated London Broil This dish, the centerpiece of a sit-down dinner, matches beautifully with Zinfandel and other fruity red wines. Get The Recipe
    Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it "an upscale version of the French peasant dish," and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Gables Blue Cheese Potatoes When you're serving a thick, juicy steak and drinking a big, bold red wine, this dish makes a wonderful companion. It was made famous by The Gables restaurant in Corvallis, Ore., and this recipe makes 8 servings. Get The Recipe
    Maytag Bleu T Bone Steaks We decided to tap the Born to Grill cookbook for this amazingly flavorful recipe for the summer. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Garden Tomato Pasta With Wine And Basil Try this tasty recipe with either featured red wine selection with Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel,or red blends. It makes 8 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Beef Roast With Winter Fruit This recipe is ideal for the chilly evenings of winter, and matches beautifully with Cabernet Sauvignonred Bordeaux. It makes 12 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Butternut Squash Soup From Executive Chef Linda Kittler of Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon Winery comes this delicious recipe that pairs perfectly with Syrah/Shiraz, as well as various red blends. It serves 10. Get The Recipe
    Quick And Easy Fagole And Escarole We tried this recipe and loved it - for three reasons: 1. it tastes great; 2. it's good for you; and 3. it matches beautifully with white OR red wine! We suggest serving it with French/Italian breads... Get The Recipe
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