We’re thinking wild mushroom white pizza with lots of garlic, pork roast stuffed with prosciutto, lemony bread crumbs and fresh sage, or lamb chops grilled with garlic, chiles and anchovies with this Bastide Miraflors. What are you thinking? Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).Robert Parker, Jr.’s Wine Advocate: “The energetic Jean Marc Lafage and his enologist wife Eliane continue to turn out a bevy of great values from their extensive holdings across Roussillon. The state-of-the-art winery alone puts them on the leading edge of producers in the region, able to turn out pristine, cold-fermented whites and extravagantly made reds using extensive cold macerations and barrel fermentation. he 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is a blend of 70% Syrah (vinified as whole bunches and aged in 20% new demi-muids) and 30% Grenache (destemmed and aged in concrete). Hints of peppery spice, vanilla and woodsmoke accent the blueberry-scented nose, while the full-bodied palate is ripe, supple and concentrated, adding hints of black cherries, chocolate and licorice on the long finish. It’s hard to top this sort of quality.” Drink date: 2021-2025″ Sep 2021Bottle:750ml, corkFarming:OrganicVarietal:74% Syrah, 26% GrenacheAging:12 months in concrete and large oak tanksRegion:Languedoc-Rousillon, France
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