The village of St Christol is one of 12 villages in the Coteaux du Languedoc appellation, near the town of Nimes. The wine is a blend from Syrah, Carignan and Mourvedre and is a soft velvety red with a floral bouquet of violets and red berries.
Nice little juicy Organic Corbieres. Robust with pepper to the fore, good character for the price. Mostly Carignan and Grenache. Since 1771 the Fabre family have been owners of Château Fabre in the heart of the Corbières region of the Languedoc.
The wine shows notes of figs, blackberries & cinnamon, all held together by the gentle influence of French oak casks. This is a stunning red wine from a very well established winemaker in Chile and should be part of any serious enthusiast`s collection.
Is Solinas is a Sardinian wine from the Argiolas family. It is ruby red in colour with violet tinges. It is intense on the nose with notes of ripe fruit and jam. Full bodied, warm and harmonious to taste with persistent fruity notes. the tannins have softened wonderfully, thanks to the time in oak barrels.
A knockout blend of the three dominant field-blended varieties at the vineyard—Zinfandel, Mataro and Carignan—though it also contains bits and bobs of Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Mission, Palomino and even a single, ancient Clairette Blanche vine (definitely had to go to the DNA to ID that one!).
One of Sardinia`s finest reds, Terre Brune from Santadi is a Carignan heavy blend from Sardinia. The wine is matured in French oak for 16-18 months before a further year in bottle before release. On the nose the wine displays notes of plums and blueberries complemented by sweet spice, bay, juniper, tobacco and chocolate.