Posted on April 5th, 2010
What with Chile, Australia and the new darlings of Spain and Portugal it’s all too easy to forget about the massively wines coming out of the Languedoc-Roussillon.
One such example is the Prestige d’Eulalie from Château Sainte Eulalie in the Minervois.
How’s she cuttin’?
Aromas of vanilla, blackcurrant and violets leading to a meaty, chewy, dense wine, bursting with subtle cinnamon and nutmeg flavours and a lovely jubbly long lasting finish. An authentic rustic wine to relish, sipping well into the night or with a nice beef or lamb stew. Will get more soft and girlie with a few years in the cellar.
Made from 45% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 20% Carignan
Minervois – just the basics
Minervois isn’t too far from Carcasonne, Béziers or Castres, deep in the southwest of France.
By AOC law, Minervois has to be a blend of some of the following: Syrah, Mouverdre, Grenache and Carignan, as well as a few others that are relatively unknown (Aspiran, Lledoner pelut, Piquepoul and Terret).
From Karwig Wines in Carrigaline, Co. Cork and online from Karwigwines.ie for just under €14.