Chateau Virgile Côstières de Nimes Cuvee L'Eneide 2016
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"Cuvée L’Éneïde is a selection of the best grapes and oldest vines (many over 90 years old) at Château Virgile. The grapes are hand-harvested, 100% de-stemmed. Each grape variety is vinified separately and then assembled after fermentation. The must macerates for 10 to 15 days with 2 to 3 délestagesnear the end of fermentation. The wine is then assembled into a cuvée that is aged in a combination of new to 3 year old French oak barriques for 12 months. The Cuvée L'Éneïde is a deep, lush, and concentrated Costières de Nîmes. The nose is intense with cherry and black raspberry notes. In the mouth the wine is dense with rich black fruit flavors complemented by hints of black pepper and garrigue. The wine finishes with ripe round tannins. This is a crowd-pleasing wine, that is an excellent complement to dishes like a classic steak au poivre. Syrah 60% Grenache 30% Mourvedre 10%" - Patrick Allen Selections