Le P’tit Roubié

Le P'tit Roubié

Vineyard: Le P’tit Roubié

Region: Pays d’Herault Languedoc

Country: France

Vintage: 2012

Producer:

Importer: Misa imports, inc., Dallas TX

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 13.5%

Price: $7.00

APPEARANCE:

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes this wine is on the darker side for a rosé. The colour is almost that of a sherry.

NOSE:

Subtle, fresh strawberry buried beneath heavier notes of plum and cooked fruit. Dried cherries and figs come to mind, there is a baked yeast like aroma that brings memories of whiskey laden fruit cakes at Christmas.

PALATE:

The colour and nose of this little madam are deceptive, leading you on to believe the taste will follow suit. However, it is surprisingly fresh and light, tart and crisp. There is a vibrant pop fruit initially on your cheeks and then balances out in true cab style with the full body finish that slowly fills your whole mouth.

PAIR WITH:

To be honest I was a little stumped with this. I tried it with bread and soft french cheese, some charcutiere, some grapes. Possibly a steak or pork dish would be a great match. I found the wine brought out the flavours of the food and but that the food nulled the subtle notes of the wine. My conclusion is this just drink it, and forget the food.

Florrie‘s footnote:

Good wine and a fantastic price, perfect for relaxed autumnal afternoons. I enjoyed this much more than the nose and colour suggested. Sorry there is only a photograph of the empty bottle, it went down rather quickly.

Sur De Los Andes

Sur de los torrentes

Vineyard; Sur De Los Andes

Region; Mendoza

Country; Argentina

Vintage; 2007

Producer; Sur De Los Andes

Importer; Mediterranean wine co, Dover, NJ

Alcohol; 13.7%

Price; $9.99

APPEARENCE

Palest apple white with a hint of gold, Clear and bright. That may not sound incredible, but it’s made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

NOSE

This wine has a phenomenal nose, full of warm apples and fresh wet earth that waft their way out of the glass. Delicate floral accents are hidden in there too.

PALATE

Beautifully balanced, the acidity hits mid palate. Flavours of pineapple, apple begin the taste onslaught.  Hints of dried fruit and smokey earthy undertones develop in a complex and lingering aftertaste, with a depth of flavour and minerality that resonate on the tongue and cheeks.

PAIR WITH

From fish to grilled meat and hearty stews, this would be fabulous with just about anything.

Florrie‘s footnote

I’m not a fan of Argentinian wines and was a little sceptical about this on. But hand down, unequivocally this is the best wine that I have had in a long time. I’m completely fascinated by the fact it’s a whit cabernet sauvignon, who knew. This has made it as one of may favourites and will be buying a case of it. Especially at this price point, a great hostess gift, or prefect for popping open for any occassion