Caves Co-Op Embres et Castelmaure 'Envie de Raisin' Corbieres
Grenache, Syrah etc, 2001
France, Corbieres Languedoc 75cl
Embres et Castelmaure are a really forward thinking co-op making some great wines. Their Nr 3 Corbieres produced with Tardieu and Laurent is world class. This is a new line. Modern label and ideas. It's all in French, and whilst i can make some of the text out i constanly regret being so poor and disinterested in learning French at school!!!
The grapes are handled very gently and the wine is unfiltered. Also entitled L'Esprit du Vent. Ripe smoky nose, with red and black fruits, a touch of chocolate and meaty ones too. Lovely soft dense sweet red and black fruits, again quite meaty in style, with soft ripe tannins. The wine is unusually soft for Corbieres, but is not oaky or flabby. It has a beautiful purity of fruit. It is a good mouthful of wine that has not lost its identity, it's just a softer more forward expression. Very good indeed. We will be shipping some of this wine. cú6.99 due September
Published: 25 June 2003
, Author: Noel