#winechat: Les Deux Rives, Corbières Blanc 2010
|photo: Les Deux Rives, Grenache 60%, Marsanne 20%, Roussanne 20%.|
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Color: Gold, clean and clear.
Nose: Floral, mineral, melon, citrus, almost tangerine, touch toasty, cinnamon.
Palate: Pleasantly crisp, almost gentle, the tangerine is more pronounced on the finish, after some air the cinnamon spice follows, pleasant mild acidity on my cheeks, gets creamier after an hour, and coconut on the finish.
This would be an excellent aperitif wine, a very good wine to compliment seafood, oysters on the half shell, not heavy seafood, gently sauteed scallops and prawns, and some nice chips. It would also be a good wine for taking in a sunset with your partner. Recommended!
The vineyard of Corbières stretches along the Mediterranean coast of France, from Narbonne in the north to the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south.
Blend: Grenache 60%, Marsanne 20%, Rousanne 20%.
Closure: Synthetic cork.
Sample provided by: Pasternak Wine Imports. They import wines from France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and California.
Retail price is around $10.
Note: Corbières is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Languedoc-Roussillon, and it is this region's largest AOC, responsible for 46 per cent of the region's AOC wine production in 2005. Red wine dominates the production in Corbières with almost 95 per cent, with 3.5 per cent rosé wine and 2 per cent white wine making up the balance. Carignan is the most common grape variety. The AOC was created in 1985, covers 13,500 hectares (33,000 acres) of vineyards and produces an average of 554 000 hectoliter of wine per year, corresponding to 74 million bottles. Source: Wikipedia.
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