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Princess and The Bear

2016 De l’Attraction des Astres
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
AOP Saint Chinian Berlou
Alcohol %
14.5

Domaine Terrasses de Gabrielle
2016 De l’Attraction des Astres

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This is a traditional Languedoc blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre.  The stars surely aligned in the resulting bright and spicy, cooked-berry blend, with a silky tannin feel as the weight of it slides across your mouth and cheeks to a gorgeous finish with some woody and mild tanned-leather tones.  Serve this slightly chilled 60-65⁰F.

This rich cooked-fruit, but fresh wine is wonderful with Sevilla Style Duck with Olives and Honey; Braised Lamb with Zuccchini, Eggplant, Thyme and Rosemary; and Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Shallot Butter.

Domaine: Domaine Terrasses de Gabrielle
Appelation: AOP Saint Chiniean Berlou
Cuvée: 2016 De l’Attraction des Astres
Blend: 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 20% Mourvèdre

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
AOP Saint Chinian Berlou
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The grapes are from wonderful terroir in the coveted schist soil of the Berlou micro-appellation.
Production Notes
The grapes are all hand-harvested grapes and the Carignan vines are more than 80 years old. The grapes are fermented together with about 30% aged in second use Burgundy barrels.
Winemaker Notes
Coming from generations of winemakers, Olivier struck out on his own in 2008 with his wife Fabienne and became an award-winning winemaker from their tiny 500 sq ft outbuilding, a true ‘garagiste’. The rave reviews by the likes of Jancis Robinson are due to his wonderful schist (shale) vineyards at 1,000 feet altitude and his instinctive skill as a winemaker.
Food Pairing Notes
This rich cooked fruit, but fresh wine is wonderful with Sevilla Style Duck with Olives and Honey; Braised Lamb with Zuccchini, Eggplant, Thyme and Rosemary; and Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Shallot Butter.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or cellar until 2024.