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Princess and The Bear

2020 Coup de Théâtre
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
100% Syrah
Appellation
Vin de France

Domaine La Rouviole
2020 Coup de Théâtre

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Reserved for Winter Wine Club Collection

 A superb cuvée of depth and intensity. The nose is perfumed with black fruit, the palate attacks powerfully with ripe black currants, baking spices, truffled accents and an earthy grounding. The strong but ripe tannins play in harmony with suave notes of prunes.  Warm and eloquent, the breathtaking finale of concentration draws a standing ovation. This is a wine that plays a big role at the table.

Wonderful with lamb, beef, oxtail confit in red wine, beef bourguignon, and strong aged cheeses.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
100% Syrah
Appellation
Vin de France
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The certified organic domaine extends over 40 ha, including 25 ha of vines surrounded by scrubland and olive groves. It is located in the heart of the "Petit Causse" region, in one of the few “Crus” of the Languedoc: ​​Cru La Livinière. The small area is located between Carcassonne, Béziers and Narbonne. The domaine is just over the hill from Minerve, an exceptional Cathar site and about forty kilometers from the Mediterranean. The scents of the surrounding scrubland: thyme, lavender, rosemary, almond trees, fig trees, cherry trees, holm oaks, olive trees, all contribute to the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Production Notes
Hand harvested grapes, aged in neutral French oak barrels. Only 11,000 bottles are produced annually.
Winemaker Notes
Over the past 60 years, Franck Leonor and his family completely renovated La Rouviole, an old domaine in the prized appellation La Livinière, with the vineyards closest to the village of Siran. In a past life, Franck was an English teacher in Bordeaux. He loves to craft Bordeaux-style wines, but with the added benefit of the Mediterranean sun of the Languedoc. This wine is one of Franck’s last vintages, as he retired and sold the domaine in 2022.
Food Pairing Notes
Wonderful with lamb, beef, oxtail confit in red wine, beef bourguignon, and strong aged cheeses.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2030. Decant for 2 hours before drinking and serve slightly chilled between 59-62 degrees.