84/100 points. Varietal is labeled incorrectly; this is a 50% Grenache, 50% Carignan blend. Deep red/plum color that fades to rose, then clear at... Read more
I am enjoying a bottle of 2007 Moulin de Vissandre Domaine de Fabrègues Coteaux du Languedoc, which I got a couple weeks ago during WTSO's "Cheapsk... Read more
Food Pairings for Domaine de Fabregues Coteaux du Languedoc Moulin de Vissandre
84/100 points. Varietal is labeled incorrectly; this is a 50% Grenache, 50% Carignan blend. Deep red/plum color that fades to rose, then clear at the rim (seen better after I spilled it on my white carpet). The bouquet presents with bright fruits and a hint of spice. Very earthy flavors. Hints of fresh mushrooms and smokey oak. Very dry wine with a short finish. Very drinkable wine at a very affordable price. Points lost for short finish, minimal bouquet, and being a tad overly dry.
I am enjoying a bottle of 2007 Moulin de Vissandre Domaine de Fabrègues Coteaux du Languedoc, which I got a couple weeks ago during WTSO's "Cheapskate Wednesday" so what more could I ask, a new wine from an interesting region for a bargain price? The 2007 Moulin de Vissandre is a classic blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Carignan, which is a red wine grape believed to have originated from the Aragon region of Spain. Interestingly, most of the Carignan used in French wine used to be imported from Algeria until its independence in 1962, when the French began to plant the variety near the Mediterranean coast. The wine itself is a classic Languedoc, which is certainly different than your standard Cabernet or Merlot from Bordeaux. I've read some pretty negative reviews of these types of wines, but most I think were from people who were unfamiliar with the varietals and hence did not appreciate what these wines have to offer. This wine is quite pleasant, with a nose of leather, blackberry and tobacco with a hint of spice. The taste is fruit forward, with flavors of ripe berry and plum, with a smooth, subtle finish, that leaves you feeling as though a warm breeze was blowing off the Mediterranean as you relax at the end of a hard day of leisure. This is an especially good feeling for me today since it's been snowing off and on since this morning! As for pairings, this wine would go very well with some soft cheese, a variety of roast poultry or seafood. But for tonight, I am having it with a classic northern European dinner of Kielbasa, saur kraut and pierogis! How's that for an interesting choice? Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 3.5, as a good example of the types of wine from the Languedoc, and for value you can add another half point as this one came delivered for only $7! Can you believe it? So whether it's this bottle or another, I'd encourage you to try a new wine from the Languedoc!
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