Delices and Gourmandises recommends you this red, supple and fruity Saint-Chinian. This wine from Roussillon will bring its bracing garrigue perfume to your meals.
Delices and Gourmandises went for a walk in the area of Béziers and came back bringing this Saint-Chinian full of thyme, rosemary and wild fennel scents from its unique terroir.
Harmonious blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, this red wine has an intense nose of black and red fruits, with a light mineral aftertaste. Its bouquet fineness and complexity brings freshness on the palate with round, silky tannins. Its color is dark purple and its profile is elegant with notes of fruit and spice.
Saint-Chinian comes from ancestral know-how. Back in the eighth century, Benedictine monk Saint Anian cleared the banks of Vernazobre to plant the first vines and give the village its name of Sanch Anian, which became Saint-Chinian in the Middle Ages. Shaken up by religious wars and Revolution, the area moved towards the production of quality wines after the Second World War, leaving the plain to mass production.
Delices and Gourmandises advises you to let the wine age between one and four years in your cellar to let him grow and develop its bouquet
Perfect at a temperature of 17°, this red wine pleasantly accompanies all kinds of grilled dishes perfumed with thyme and rosemary, reminded the garrigue and southern France relaxed way of life. Hares, pheasants and barbecued partridges perfectly suit its nuances of fresh fruit and wild spices.
Mediterranean cuisine is perfect with this Saint-Chinian: duck tagine with dried fruit, tomato and basil gazpacho, vegetable ratatouille, lamb skewers with honey and soy with some zucchini chips… Les Amis de la Baume is also very nice with soft or parsley paste cheese like Epoisses or Comté.
This wine of Delices and Gourmandises is recommended by Gilbert & Gaillard wine guide.