Today’s wine is an overperforming Syrah from the Languedoc. It packs far more punch and balance than the average wine at its price point. Here are the details:
Vignerons: Brother and sister Christine Deleuze and Luc Simon are the winemakers at Clos Bagatelle, a Languedoc estate that dates to 1623. Their meticulous vineyard work results in refreshing wines, even from a hot climate.
Appellation: St-Chinian is an ancient town high in the hills of the Languedoc. Its high elevation and schist-laden soils produce wines with character, minerality, and crisp texture.
Wine: The blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan shows blueberry pie and earth in the nose. The mouth is long and full, with smooth tannins and notes of lavender, thyme, honey, and pepper.
Pairing: This wine is dark, juicy, and peppery: pair it with a rich mean like Shredded Pork Shoulder.
Bagatelle St-Chinian “Fil de Soi” 2017
bottle price: $22
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