Domaine Saint André de Figuière Méditerranée Rouge 2018

£11.95

This sunny, ripe and gluggable red is perfect for a midweek supper.

Colour

Red

Country

France

Domaine

Domaine Saint André de Figuière

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

Region

Languedoc

Vintage

2018

Description

This sunny, ripe and gluggable red is perfect for a midweek supper. A blend of Cabernet, Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, grown in vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean, and blended by the team at Saint André de Figuière with their usual style and panache. Ripe fruit on the palate, with notes of rich cherry, dark berries and spice, gentle tannins and a smooth finish. Best with simple meats.

About the Domaine

This dynamic domaine was created by Burgundian Alain Combard in the early 1990’s and is now run by his children. Their range of Rosé are quintessentially Provençal, palest pink and absolutely perfect for drinking in the sunshine.

Alain, alongside his friend Michel Laroche, created one of Chablis’ best known domaines in the 1970s before selling up in the late 1980s. Needing a new challenge and feeling the call of the south, he began to explore Provence, looking for a place to make fine wines. A fan of Rosé, he wanted to see if, by carefully adopting Burgundian viticultural methods, he could produce pink wines that would stand at table against the world’s great whites. After a number of years searching he found Saint-André de Figuière, an old estate that had already been run organically for a decade or more, but was in need of investment.

Alain’s children have now taken over, but his philosophy continues and the wines are better than ever.

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