Saturday, January 24, 2009

Domaine de la Pertuisane "Vieilles Vignes"

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Winery: Domaine de la Pertuisane "Vieilles Vignes"
Vintage: 2004
Appellation: Vin de pays des cotes Catalanes
Varietal: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Winemaker: Sarah and Richard CASE
Oak: 15 months in french barrique
Average Price: $32.00

Tasting Notes: This is an interesting wine with a deep dull color and a light intensity. The nose is not too pronounced, but clean with some toast, blackfruit and chocolate scents, it is almost like a madeira. As the taste, the wine is great, full body high tannin with a beautifull acidity. You will find some blackberries, blackcurrant aromas with a finish of hot spices as nutmeg and cinnamon and a light star anis.This is the wine that reflects the long, hot and dry summers of Catalonia (south of France).

Food Pairing Suggestions: This wine is getting more interesting with food, like beet salad with some goat cheese or a grilled steak prepared with some "herbes de provences" and served with a garlic mashed potato. St marcelin cheese will be perfect, before finishing with a warm chocolate cake with a melted center.

General rating: 77

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