2018 Cours La Reine Saint Chinian Languedoc

15% off any mixed 6 bottles.
20% off any mixed 12 bottles.

Category: blend, france, grenache-garnacha, languedoc, mix-and-match, red, syrah, syrah-shiraz, under-£10

Producer Profile

Viticulture

Named after the lovely French village of Saint-Chinian, the appellation goes from the coastal plains of the Mediterranean Sea to the foothills of the Massive Central Mountain. The beautiful hilly landscape pleased the Romans as early as over two millennia ago; the ruins of 21 villas in the area still exist. They also found ideal conditions for viticulture. The northern soils are composed of schist which provide concentrated wines while the clayey and chalky southern Terroirs offer less robust and more easy drinking wines.

Winemaking

The ripe grapes are destemmed and filled into tanks where they macerate for a few days at a cool temperature. The fermentation takes place over a period of three weeks. Each grape variety is vinified separately. The best tanks are selected to stay in contact with the grapes enhancing the body of the wine. The berries are pressed and the malolactic fermentation starts; bacteria helping to transfer the harsh malic acid into smooth lactic acid and making the Cuvée more round and balanced. The winemakers determine the blend by a testing of every single tank of Syrah and Grenache.

Oak Treatment

No oak treatment

Tasting Note

Deep red in colour, dark fruits and complex spicy notes like tobacco, black pepper and some menthol. Dense, powerful and a perfect balance of fruit and acidity with some liquorice in the endless finish.

Food Matching

Beautiful with rabbit and duck.




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