Vignerons Catalans Red Domus Roussillon Rouge 2018
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes de Roussillon Villages|
Deep garnet red with purple tints. A complex bouquet of jammy dark fruits, sweet spices, scrubland and liquorice. The full and generous initial mouth-feel releases smooth tannins and a remarkable aromatic complexity. The exceptionally long finish reveals spiced and toasted notes. This grand wine is a great companion for your most gastronomic meals: rabbit with prunes, Pyrenees rose veal with morels, roast lamb with a spice crust, duck breast with red berry sauce, rib of beef with pan-fried ceps. It is also an ideal partner for a mature cheeseboard. Try it with a ripe Reblochon or a Vacherin.
The entry-level offering (€4.25 at the property) is the 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Domus, a 70-30 blend of Syrah and Grenache. All tank-aged, this medium-bodied wine is fresh and fruity, with mixed blue and red berries, a supple, creamy texture and a softly dusty finish. Simple but fun to drink, it's a good summertime red, able to be served with a slight chill if so desired.