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D66 Orin Swift Catalanes GSM 2013

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D66 Orin Swift Catalanes GSM 2013 750ML      
Sku: 65951

The small town of Maury is in the outer Roussillon very close to the Spanish border and nestled in the Pyrénées-Orientales. We own approximately 235 acres (93 ha.) of mostly Grenache vines with a little Syrah and Carignan. The majority of the vines were planted more than 60 years ago, with many of the vineyards being even older. The terrain is dominated by black schist with a couple small deposits of Granite and Limestone in red rocky soils known as Angile. Schist is a crystalline rock based soil that retains heat well but is poor in organic nutrients and nitrogens. In other words, these vines really have to struggle. e result is a very dark, concentrated, and rich wine. We can't say enough about this town, its people and the vineyards.

Tasting notes

Opaque and dense purple in appearance, the wine brims with spicy blueberry and ripe black currant fruit aromatics. Mighty upon entry, lush red fruits are met with just a hint of creamy, toasty oak. The intensity and concentration of the mid palate leads to a long finish with hints of wild fennel and garrigue.


Rating

“Aged in 30% new barrels, it has elegant, lively notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, pepper and violets to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced and yet still hedonistic feel on the palate. 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Carignan, this is a more civilized version of this cuvee that still won’t disappoint with regard to depth, flavor or length. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years.” Wine Advocate, 95 Points


Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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