2017 Borie la Vitarele St Chinian Les Schistes

Languedoc France

Medium-Bodied

£27.00 now, and £27.00 on the 15th of each month

A superb, smooth St Chinian red from steep hills close to the Mediterranean in the Languedoc of southern France.

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First payment: 15th August 2021

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Dense, sweet and elegant

Grape Variety

50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

Sweetness

Dry

Alcohol

14.5%

Winemaking

Biodynamic

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Flavour Characteristics

Black Cherry Black Cherry

Black Plum Black Plum

Blueberry Blueberry

Chocolate Chocolate

Earth Earth

Raspberry Raspberry

Red Plum Red Plum

Located a little inland from the Mediterranean coast, the Saint Chinian area of the Languedoc produces smooth red blends brimming with intense red berry flavours complemented by the signature scents of the region, wild thyme and rosemary.

St Chinian Rouge ‘Les Schistes’ Borie la Vitarèle 2017 comes from ancient vines planted on steep slopes which are amongst the highest in the region. Les Schistes, is intensely aromatic and complex with notes of sweet spice, rich plums, dark fruits, chocolate and earth. Les Schistes is powerful, yet has great finesse with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.

How to serve it

Room

Pairs well with

Lasagne, barbecued red meats, sausages, rabbit stew.

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