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Princess and The Bear

2017 Ancestrale
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah
Appellation
Saint-Chinian
Vineyard Designation
A.O.P. Saint-Chinian
Alcohol %
13

Domaine des Jougla
2017 Ancestrale

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This organic blend is Mourvedre dominant with deep red fruit on the palate, followed by herbs and spices, a rich finish, and firm but velvety tannins. Recommend decanting for one hour prior to enjoying it at its fullest potential.

Definitely wine-with-food wine. Think red meat, grilled steaks, Sunday roasts with this wine. Will keep for at least 5 years in good condition but is lovely to drink now.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah
Appellation
Saint-Chinian
Vineyard Designation
A.O.P. Saint-Chinian
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Saint-Chinian has a very complex ‘Terroir’, but is dominated by two main soil types: schiste (slate) on one part and clay/limestone on the other. Domaine des Jougla has their vineyards on both types so this gives diversity. All the vines are situated within the ‘garrigue’ , the mix of aromatic vegetation containing pine trees, oak, and herbs like rosemary, wild fennel and thyme. A big part of the aromas come from this complex vegetation!
Winemaker Notes
This fine family domaine has been making wine here in the Saint-Chinian appellation for many generations now. A very good example how succession in the family can work beautifully. Laurence Jougla is responsible for the vinification. Another Leading Lady of the Languedoc.
Food Pairing Notes
Bear LOVES this wine!  It’s a clear garnet jewel that will shine with his favorite foods: A Juicy Bacon-Cheese Burger with Grilled Onions; and Herbed Standing Rib Roast with Pommes Dauphinoise (potatoes baked in cream and cheese) and Glazed Honey Carrots.

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