33% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre & 1% Other
Berries, Cherries and Plums are the predominant flavours. Lots of silky, smooth bright cherry, blueberry and spicy.
Carbonic maceration is typically undertaken with light to medium-bodied wines to make them fruitier and to soften their tannins. The grapes are not crushed, rather put whole bunch into a fermentation vessel then carbon dioxide is added and the vessel sealed so no oxygen can interact with the grapes. There is no yeast to cause the grapes to ferment. The fermentation happens within the grape where the carbon dioxide is used to break down the sugars and malic acid within the grape. Once the alcohol level reaches 2%, the berries burst to release their juice and at this point fermentation using yeast is undertaken to convert the remaining sugars from the grape juice to produce the wine.
Other reviewers give this a 91 points. I’m tempted to go a little higher. It’s robust and exceptional value.
CORBIERES AN 806 GRENACHE SYRAH MOURVEDRE – GERARD BERTRAND
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