“Le Lièvre et la Tortue” is a red wine from Languedoc, selected by the Delices and Gourmandises sommeliers for its power and fineness. You will love its sublime dark, dense color and will discover with delight its subtle aromas that pleasantly enhance stews and grilling.
This red wine is mainly composed of Merlot Pays d’Oc Red grown in the Herald, Gard and the Aude and, to a lesser extent in Lozere. It is known to bring strength and character to the wine as well as a characteristic color.
Visually, it hasadeep garnet color with apurple hue. On nose, it calls to mind classics from Languedoc’s wines, but distinguish itself with prominentmineral notesand redfruitaromas, cassis, blackberry,and ahint oflicorice.The mouthfeel is verypleasant: velvety while beingpowerful, the tannins are noticeable, but remainflexible andare not excessively astringent.
This red wine has good aging potential. It may wait up to 3 years without problems in good conditions. Delices and Gourmandises highly recommends this wine to fans looking for daily drinking. It stills a good one for special occasions.
By its very nature, “Le Lièvre et la Tortue” is intended to accompany red meat dishes and to be paired with your next beef bourguignon or rabbit stew. It will accommodate as perfectly with Italian pasta or spicy cuisine of the Maghreb.
This red wine needs to be aired extensively to deliver its full potential. Delices and Gourmandises recommends to open the bottle two to three hours before serving. The decanting is mandatory to remove deposits.
It is also an ideal companion for blue cheeses like Roquefort, italian gorgonzola, and very strong flavored cheeses such as Tête de moine (monk’s head) which are usually paired with dry white wines.2014-12-11