Les Rosbifs Pays D'Oc Shiraz 2015

Shiraz from the South of France?

In this case, yes! World renowned Languedoc expert Thierry Boudinaud hand selected his favourite vineyards from a few towns in the southwest of Montpellier from which he took the grapes to craft this wine. He worked his magic in the winery before giving the wine a chance to age on its lees for 6 months in both steel and concrete. The result is a ripe and smooth palate filled with dried black fruits, black olive and a hint of vanilla. Its perfect now so catch it before it goes over the hill in a few years. Serve with beef wellington, or any rich, tomatoey, lentil dish for the vegetarians amongst us.

Les Rosbifs is a good-natured French nickname for the English which originated in the kitchen. It was an 18th Century gastronomic term describing our distinctive style of cooking meats. Les Rosbifs Shiraz is the perfect match for a good old-fashioned Sunday Lunch. Bon appétit, as we say in English! Selected vineyards averaging 20years age favoured by Languedoc expert, Thierry Boudinaud around the towns of Pézenas and Uzès were harvested by machine during September. At the winery, the grapes are destemmed and crushed then macerated for 12 days, pumping over twice a day. Cool pre-fermentation maceration for 48 hrs, 8 days fermentation at 25oC in stainless steel and concrete vats. Left on fine lees for 6 months.

90/100 Wine Orbit

It is sweetly lifted on the nose showing dried cherry, game, dark olive and black tea aromas with fragrant hazelnut notes. The palate is ripe, plump and smooth, and displays vibrant fruit flavours together with elegant savoury nuances, firmly structured by chalky tannins. A lovely wine to partner rich flavoursome dishes.

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13% Alcohol Level
Shiraz Grapes
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