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Chatelain Ramel Grande Cuvee Minervois 2019 £11.99
Dominated by Carignan, this is a Minervois which will WOW the senses and really impress with its value for money.
The fruit for the Ramel Grand Cuvee were sourced from the Domaine de la Baquiere Estate, within the heart of the Languedoc Wine Region. From 23 hectares of vineyard on the slopes of the Montagne Noire Mountain range where the Ramel-Mazard family winemaking dates back to 1726, forming traditional methods of production, with the fruit harvested by hand and each grape variety vinified separately in stainless steel.
This is medium/full bodied with a bright ruby edge. Interesting and attractive nose, sweet blackberry, plum notes with a smoky, meaty complexity. Cherry notes too. Medium weight palate with sweet blackberry fruit, mocha and cherry tones. Tannins are grippy but well balanced and the 14% alcohol well integrated. All round a very good bottle for the money.
Would suit Duck really well, or slow-cooked red meats stew style dishes.