Corbières

Corbières

This is one of the best-known appellations and the largest in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, accounting for about 45% of total AOC production and covering 13,500 hectares of vineyards. It covers a square area about 57 kilometers wide south and west of Narbonne.  It is primarily a red wine appellation although a small amount of rosé and white wine is made here also.  The principal grape variety is Carignan with Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah and the region has a Mediterranean climate.

As can be expected for such a large appellation, there are a many different soils here but the main soils are clays, marl and alluvial with sandstone and limestone in some areas.  Most of the red wines are now aged in French oak barrels and can develop for 3-5 years after the harvest.  The wines are quite rich with aromas of black fruit, licorice, herbs and garrigue.  The wines go well with game dishes, meats, patés and pork.

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    Château Fontarèche
    Cuvée Pierre Mignard Corbières
    0.75l Red
    €6.80 €5.62
    This good value Corbières has become a mainstay of our selection. It is made by Arnaud de Lamy, previously a director of Château La Conseillante in Pomerol, at his historic family estate. The wine has a dark, intense colour, good plummy nose with touches of cedar, spice and plums. On the palate the wine has flavours of bitter cherries, sloes and spice. Good Rhône flavours predominate on the finish. An easy wine for current drinking to serve with stews, paté and other meat dishes.
  2. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Château Fontarèche
    Cuvée Pierre Mignard Corbières
    0.75l Red
    €7.49 €6.19
    Deze betaalbare Corbières is één van de basiswijnen van onze selectie. Hij wordt gemaakt op het oude, familiale domein door de voormalige directeur van Château La Conseillante te Pomerol, Arnaud de Lamy. Deze wijn heeft een intense purperen kleur, een neus van pruimen met een lichte toets ceder en kruiden. In de mond heeft hij aroma’s van Amarena-kersen, sleedoornbessen, specerijen en typische Rhône-smaken in de finale. Hij laat zich gemakkelijk elke dag drinken bij gestoofd vlees, paté en andere vleesgerechten.
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