Domaine La Borie Blanche Minervois, 2017
With a centuries old history of wine making in Minervois it is surprising that this area in the Languedoc Roussillon was only awarded AOC status in 1985. Like other French regions the significant investments in winery equipment and improved vineyard management have paid off.
In Minervois, even though it is only just to the north of Cabardes, you can find wine that are much more supple i.e. soft, lush, velvety and attractively round and tasty. This wine from Domaine la Borie Blanche is no exception. The nose is complex and powerful reminiscent of ripe Morello cherries. Roll it around your mount and find a rich fruity character, fine tannins and a lasting spicy finish.
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|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.0%|
|Style||Red - Medium to full bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Syrah, Grenache|
Stretching over a substantial area of land from the Massif Central to the eastern edges of the Pyrenees, the Languedoc Roussillon wine region is an amalgamation of different types of terrain, altitude, and terroir producing a wide range of quality wines since Roman times. The soils and climate of the area combine to make an ideal environment for vine growing, which is why the Languedoc Roussillon wine region accounts for about 40% of France’s total wine production. Because of this, there are many hidden gems to be found in this region from Vin de Pays producers as well as the more renowned AOC chateaux.