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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... Corbières rouge from Domaine de Fontsainte is my choice for a consistent, daily, value wine. This versatile red pairs well with a gourmet food truck burger, roast chicken, or a homemade ratatouille dish—delicioso!
The magic of this Carignan-based rouge is that it brings pure pleasure to your dining table, making it easy to gulp down, without heavy pondering. With purple-robed dark fruit, hints of earthiness, and a bouquet that pulls you into the glass—and my oh my, it’s cheaper by the case. Mature adults, don’t hesitate!
|Blend:||60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah|
|Producer:||Domaine de Fontsainte|
|Vineyard:||N/A, 46.2 ha|
|Soil:||Silica, clay, limestone (gravelly with large galets, or rounded stones)|
|Aging:||60% of wine ages 8-12 months in French oak barrels, remainder in cement tank|
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
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