Domaine de Sainte Croix Carignan 2006

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Hidden in the rugged limestone hills of the High Corbières, Domaine Sainte Croix is situated in the village of Fraissé des Corbières. Its 13 hectar... Read more

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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Hidden in the rugged limestone hills of the High Corbières, Domaine Sainte Croix is situated in the village of Fraissé des Corbières. Its 13 hectares (32 acres) are made up of many different terroirs, from small blocks of steel-blue limestone to sandy, gravelly clay shot through with quartz crystals, to sheets of purple-green schist. The domaine benefits from a strong mesoclimate where cooler maritime weather meets the heat and dryness of the interior. Domaine Sainte Croix is owned and run by the English husband and wife team of Jon and Elizabeth Bowen, who have extensive experience of working in wineries in many parts of the world. Grapes : Carignan 80%, Grenache Noir 15%, Syrah 5% Region : France / Languedoc Maker : Jon Bowen Notes : Amazingly complex almost Amarone like with a rich raisin like flavour, spice, mocha and leather. Jon and Liz only ever make this wine when they believe they have something exceptional and this really is something special. Serve : Game, beef, lamb tagine, bitter-sweet chocolate. ABV : 13.00%


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