Saint-Cyr Carignan Côtes de Thau 2016 France

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Saint-Cyr Carignan Côtes de Thau 2016 France
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A rich, earthy example of the Carignan grape from the south of France, made by consultant winemaker Matt Thomson. Usually assigned a role in a blend, this single varietal style is beautifully aromatic with cassis, plums and herbs giving way to savoury spice while the palate has an attractive fruit intensity, fresh acidity and firm but smooth tannins. Enjoy with hard cheeses or rich stews.

Buy this if...you like savoury, earthy reds.

Bright cassis and plum flavours with a smooth, savoury finish.
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3 review(s)
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Regular Price: £8.99

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Côtes de Thau

Grape Variety

Carignan

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Mediterranean, Stews

Regular Price: £8.99

Special Price £7.50

  • Meet The Producer

  • Customer Reviews

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The Producer

The Cave de Pomerols co-operative is situated in the village of Pomerols in the Picpoul de Pinet area of the Languedoc, inland from the town of Sete. Founded in 1932, it now has 350 winegrowing members spread over 1750 hectares in the centre of the Languedoc region, of which 400 are classified as AC Picpoul de Pinet.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Carignan is a variety of the South of French that has mostly played a supporting role, blended with the star grapes, Syrah or Grenache. But there's a growing band of enthusiastic winemakers using some wonderful old vines to make terrific Carignans, and it is developing something of a cult following. This, made by a Kiwi flying winemaker, has a wonderfully aromatic, brightly-hued nose, all punchy red fruits like cherry and even raspberry, a touch of root beer, before a silky palate crammed with sweet berries, a touch of bittersweet dark chocolate adding depth and savoury notes."

The Region

The region benefits from a sunny warm climate which encourages ripe, fruity flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics. The grapes come from selected vineyards around the Etang de Thau and Picpoul area and the vines are planted on sandy Pliocene soils with harvesting achieved both by hand and machine
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Great Value

A great value French wine and a new grape variety to me. Smooth and fruity.

By Steven on 04th April 2018

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Light Red

Oh my, we have enjoyed this red as it matched perfectly with the Brie

By Elizabeth on 04th April 2018

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Very Enjoyable

Really enjoyed this wine. Stands up on it's own, does not need to be drunk with food.

By Joy on 04th April 2018

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